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tiops-smallSticking with Murray as Fleury trade rumblings heating up

Penguin coaches had always wanted by mid-to-late January to have things settled where there was no question who the Penguins No. 1 goaltender was going to be from here on out for the rest of the season.

They’ve stayed true to that mindset as the team is now rolling with Matt Murray who will make his sixth straight start, meaning Marc Andre Fleury will go at least 17 days between starts if he were to start Tuesday night.

“We’ve liked what Matt has done here,” Sullivan told reporters today in Boston. “We feel like he’s on a little bit of a roll. We just thought it made sense to stay with him.”

— The Penguins have no set asking price as they are aggressively trying to trade Marc Andre Fleury and want to do so well before March 1. Clubs, though, that have spoken with the Penguins have a pretty good idea of what they’re willing to consider.

Among them:

1. The Penguins have been open to moving Fleury for a veteran player with term to fill a need, either a defenseman or a forward with speed that makes sense. The Fleury – Hamhuis talk was out there last month but has cooled of late.

2. The team is said to at least being open minded to keeping 20-25% of the cap hit in return for a high draft pick or high-end prospect, one Eastern Conference executive said earlier this month.

Another scenario league executives believe the Penguins would jump at that might be a head scratcher to some: Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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