Plot twist : a team apologizes to Marc-André Fleury and wants him back!

Published February 15, 2022 at 5:09 PM

According to Frank Seravalli, the Vegas Golden Knights have expressed interest in bringing Marc-André Fleury back to the team. The potential reunion is because of an injury to current Vegas starting goaltender Robin Lehner.

The team said Lehner suffered an upper body injury, but sources told Seravalli it was a torn labrum in his shoulder and would eventually require surgery. It's unclear whether Lehner will be able to complete the season.

Fleury, the former face of the Golden Knights franchise, spent four seasons in Vegas before being traded to the Blackhawks for next to nothing last offseason.

The 37-year-old veteran is in the final year of his contract which takes $7 million off the Blackhawks payroll. The Golden Knights are currently tight to the cap, but they could potentially afford Fleury if Lehner's $5 million cap is placed on the long-term injured reserve.

Fleury had been shocked and disappointed by the trade which sent him to Chicago and was initially uninterested in playing for his new team, as he did not want to move his family to an unfamiliar city. He also, according to many, discovered the trade on Twitter. He ultimately decided to join the Blackhawks after taking time to consider his future.

The defending Vezina Trophy winner has posted a very respectable .910 save percentage in 36 games this season for a Blackhawks team that sits 14th in the Western Conference standings.
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