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What Will The Pittsburgh Penguins Do With Marc-Andre Fleury?

from Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

With Matt Murray starting the team's last seven games, though, it's clear Fleury has been relegated to backup status. If that situation is more than the 32-year-old goaltender can stand and he would prefer a trade to a place he can play more regularly, Rutherford said he will listen.

“The one thing I'll have to watch for and keep the lines of communication open with the player is, is he OK with the situation that he's in?” Rutherford said. “Going back to last year and to this point in time, he has handled it like a true pro. No issues at all. It may play out that we may be able to go right through having two top goalies on our team. We just have to keep an eye on what direction Marc wants to go here in the next few weeks.”

Fleury's agent, Allen Walsh, said via text message Thursday that he had no comment on which direction his client wanted to go.

Whichever scenario comes to pass, Rutherford said he'll make every effort to do right by the franchise's winningest goalie who has been a cornerstone of the team for more than a decade.

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