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The Vegas Golden Knights Have Interest In Marc-Andre Fleury

from Frank Seravalli of the Daily Faceoff,

While all eyes are fixed on Jack Eichel, who is set to make his Golden Knights debut on Wednesday against the best-in-West Colorado Avalanche thanks in part to a timely injury, there is perhaps a more interesting situation brewing in the Vegas crease.

GM Kelly McCrimmon indicated on Monday that goaltender Robin Lehner has an “upper-body” injury, which sources say is a torn labrum in his shoulder that will eventually require surgery. Lehner underwent a procedure in the same shoulder in Oct. 2020. He may be able to battle through to finish this season, though that much is not certain.

Because of that uncertainty, McCrimmon and the Golden Knights have been working the phones to gauge the availability of goaltenders around the league.

And that’s where it gets juicy.

Team sources say the Golden Knights have expressed interest in a potential reunion with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Yes, you read that correctly. The same Vezina Trophy-winning netminder that the Golden Knights traded for nothing last July, unceremoniously dumping the face of the franchise.

Will it happen?

continued

added 4:25pm. VGK GM responds...

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Steeb's avatar

Flower has a 10 team no-trade list. After the way they treated him (and his agent’s reaction), I wouldn’t be surprised if Vegas was on the list 10 times.

Posted by Steeb on 02/15/22 at 03:40 PM ET

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I would find it very funny if he was traded to the avalanche and leads them past vgk.

Posted by akwingsfan on 02/15/22 at 04:23 PM ET

Paul's avatar

VGK GM responds, no credence to the rumor, see post for more details.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/15/22 at 05:27 PM ET

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