Wild's Marc-Andre Fleury 'would like to play at least another season'

Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury plays against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

Marc-Andre Fleury has authored a Hall of Fame-worthy career, but it seems the 37-year-old isn't ready to close this chapter of his life yet.

Speaking to reporters in Montreal Tuesday, the Minnesota Wild goaltender said "I would like to play at least another season."

"I decided that recently," he added. "I still enjoy playing. I still have fun, my body is still holding up, most of the time. But yes, another season and we'll see after."

Fleury is in the final season of his three-year, $21-million contract and is on track to test free agency for the first time this summer. The reigning Vezina Trophy-winner has posted a 25-22-5 record with four shutouts this season split between the Blackhawks and Wild. Since being traded to the Wild at the trade deadline, Fleury has a 6-1-0 record with a 2.59 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.

The Wild have clinched a playoff berth already meaning Fleury will get a chance to compete in the post-season for the 16th-straight year. In Minnesota Fleury splits time in the net with Cam Talbot, giving the Wild a formidable tandem that could carry the team on a deep run.

"It's fun to be part of a good team with a good bunch of guys," Fleury said. "Cam is a great person, he's a good goalkeeper, we get along well together. It makes things simpler. I think that together, the two of us, we should be playing [in the playoffs]. We will do our best to help this team."

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