Fleury to remain with Golden Knights after agent’s social media post

Chris Johnston and Elliotte Friedman discuss the latest news around the NHL, including the tweet sent by Marc-Andre Fleury's agent, what the Arizona Coyotes do with their team, and how the St. Louis Blues can keep Alex Pietrangelo.

It appears Marc-Andre Fleury remains with the Vegas Golden Knights, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports, following a suggestive social media post from his agent Allan Walsh on Saturday.

Neither the Golden Knights nor Fleury have released a statement in response to the post — which featured a caption-less, edited image of the Vegas goaltender with a sword in his back and coach Peter DeBoer’s last name etched on the blade, appearing to imply the three-time Cup-winning netminder had been betrayed by his coach.

However, the Golden Knights and Fleury met this afternoon, several sources told Friedman, and are satisfied this will not be an issue as they chase the Stanley Cup.

Fleury, 35, has made two post-season starts for the Golden Knights in 2020 — winning both with a 2.50 goals-against average and .886 save percentage — as the lion’s share of appearances have gone to trade-deadline acquisition Robin Lehner. Lehner, meanwhile, has compiled a 5-1 record with 2.44 GAA and .904 SV%.

Fleury, who has been Vegas’ netminder since their expansion season when he led them to the Stanley Cup Final, is in the first year of a three-year, $21-million extension with the Golden Knights, while Lehner is slated to become an unrestricted free agent following the Stanley Cup Playoffs. DeBoer was hired by Vegas in January of this year, and is on a four-year deal with the club.

The Golden Knights are scheduled to face the Canucks in Game 1 of their series on Sunday.


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