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Penguins goaltender Marc Andre Fleury was in the news this weekend as it was his turn to throw a celebration with the Stanley Cup.

In the immediate days after the Penguins won the Stanley Cup, many likely assumed Fleury’s celebration later in the summer would be coming as a member of another team.

A trade of Fleury never came to fruition leading up to the draft (the only time this summer the Penguins were exploring trading Fleury) in June with two NHL sources, including an executive with a Easter Conference team indicating Fleury’s cap hit being the biggest obstacle of all in the Penguins finding no market.

That isn’t going to change moving forward but there’s a little bit more to the story on where the Penguins thinking is now on Fleury.

As many in the organization have now decompressed from a tiring season that had a great reward at the end, one thing is clear, Fleury has quite a few people in the organization rooting for him to regain his starting job, not surprising considering how well liked Fleury is, and the talk is enough got into Jim Rutherford’s ear to make him believe Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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