from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,
Marc-Andre Fleury received his new goalie mask Thursday. It has the Chicago Blackhawks logo, the four stars from the Flag of Chicago, black and white stripes, and a few feathers.
He put it on with his new pads and new Blackhawks uniform, and because the NHL/NHLPA Player Media Tour happened to be in Chicago, he did it at his new home practice rink: Fifth Third Arena.
"It's just different, right" Fleury said.
Or is it?
Fleury felt much like he did after he went from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. Disappointed at first after the Golden Knights traded him to the Blackhawks on July 27, he's adjusting, making the best of it.
The Blackhawks can only hope things go as well in Chicago as they did in Vegas.
"I think every time …" Fleury said, his voice trailing off. "It was the same in Vegas when I went there. It's just weird, awkward, at first. But it's good. A new beginning, right? And it's such a nice uniform. A nice place to be too."
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