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by Jon Jordan on 06/21/11 at 09:38 PM ET
It’s June 21, 10 days before the start of free agency, and the Avs and Fleischmann have yet to talk at all about a new contract. On July 1, Fleischmann can talk to any team, as an unrestricted free agent.
Fleischmann scored 21 points in 22 games with the Avs after coming over from Washington for Scott Hannnan, but then was sidelined for the rest of the season with pulmonary embolism (blood clots in his leg). Fleischmann has yet to be medically cleared by the Avalanche medical staff.
Question is – is that because the Avs have no interest in signing him, and hence no interest in examining him? The Avalanche has no comment on that issue. Fleischmann’s agent, Richard Evans, seemed to have no idea what the Avs’ intentions are regarding his client. Evans does not want to be quoted for the record on the status of things, which is an unfortunate side effect of the Avs’ extreme paranoia about people talking about anything contract-related.
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