LATEST MARC ANDRE FLEURY RUMORS
The Pittsburgh Penguins have intended to let Marc Andre Fleury drive the bus to a point on whether he is traded by March 1 but the market is also dictating where things are headed.
Now six days out until the trade deadline, things are status quo on how they were earlier in the month as Penguins continue to regard a Fleury trade as very unlikely.
For starters, a market has just not developed for Fleury with the Penguins yet to receive an offer for the veteran netminder.
Second, despite clearly entrenched as the No. 2 goaltender behind Matt Murray, communication between the Penguins and Fleury has been of such where Fleury at this point prefers a trade to happen [hide] in the summer not during the season where he’d be away from his family, sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports.
With Fleury fine with being the No. 2 throughout the rest of the season, the Penguins don’t see a need to push for a bad deal when they still have a couple months to figure things out.
Jim Rutherford confirmed Tuesday on 937 The Fan that there is a weak market for Fleury.
“My preference is to keep him [Marc Andre Fleury],” Rutherford said. “There is not a strong market out there right now. Even if I was pushing hard to move him, there is just not a market.”
That said, the Penguins have made it known to Fleury there’s no guarantees he won’t be moved if something surprisingly comes the Penguins way that upgrades the roster for this season.
With Dallas now believed to be lukewarm of working a complicated deal for Fleury in-season, the one team the Penguins believe may still circle back by Wednesday is the Calgary Flames.[/hide]