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Wild keeper Marc-André Fleury plans to play ‘at least another season’


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Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-André Fleury isn’t thinking about retirement just yet.

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The 37-year-old, who has traveled extensively, said on Tuesday he wants to play in 2022-23.

“I would like to play at least another season,” Fleury said. “I decided that recently. I always like to play. I’m still having fun, my body is still holding up, most of the time. But yes, another season and we will see after.

Fleury is best known for winning three Stanley Cups in 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He went to the Vegas Golden Knights in their 2017 expansion draft and played four seasons for them – helping the club reach the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals – before being traded in the 2021 offseason to the Blackhawks from Chicago.

Chicago pulled out of the playoff picture early on and moved Fleury to Minnesota before the trade deadline. But he will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2021-22 season, giving him a say in where he ends his career.

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Last season, Fleury won the Vézina Trophy, awarded to the best goaltender in the NHL, for the first time in his career. His 517 career goalies rank him third all-time behind Martin Brodeur (691) and Patrick Roy (551).

Entering Tuesday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, Fleury was 25-22-5 on the season between Chicago and Minnesota, with a .910 save percentage and a 2.90 goals-against average. . Fleury has won six of his first seven starts with the Wild.


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