Elliotte Friedman drops a BOMB: Marc-André Fleury already has interesting plans for this summer

Published April 11, 2022 at 6:28 PM

Since his arrival with the Minnesota Wild, Marc-Andre Fleury has recorded four wins with his new team. Acquired from the Blackhawks at the trade deadline, the Quebec goaltender may only be in Minnesota for a short time as he will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Although at 37 years old, there is no question that he will end his career after this season, but as Raphaël Simard of Danslescoulisses.com reports, Fleury may have plans for next year.

According to Elliotte Friedman, there is a good chance Fleury will return to where it all began for him in the NHL, with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Sources indicate that this would be the plan, to be continued!

The strong bond with the organization, the city and the fans is still there and, as proof, he even refused a trade to the Capitals, the Penguins' worst enemies, at the last trade deadline. That says a lot.

This could be a perfect opportunity for the Quebec goalie to not only add another Stanley Cup to his collection, but also to say goodbye to the Penguins fans who have adored him for years. With the probable loss of Kristopher Letang via the free agent market, a return of Fleury to Pittsburgh could make the team's fans happy.

However, if Fleury were to return to the Penguins, it's a safe bet that he would be competing with goaltender Tristan Jarry, who has literally established himself as the team's number one goaltender, even chasing Matt Murray out of Pittsburgh. The idea of giving Jarry a first-rate partner could allow the Penguins to spare him for the playoffs, as he has started 55 games for his team this season.

That would be quite a pairing!

But we're not there yet with Flower and if the Wild ever win the Stanley Cup, maybe he'll decide to retire in style.

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Elliotte Friedman drops a BOMB: Marc-André Fleury already has interesting plans for this summer

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