Russo went on to report that the team is still doing tests on the 32-year-old forward, and it's unknown if he will participate in camp at all. For a player who was using camp as a tryout, missing time is a bad look for his chances to make the team.
Fleischmann joins Minnesota after spending last season playing for both the Canadiens and the Blackhawks. In 76 total contests, the journeyman notched 25 points and 32 PIM, not far off his normal level of production. The 32-year-old will likely be competing with fellow veteran Ryan Carter to secure the left wing spot on the Wild's fourth line, but don't count out rookie Mario Lucia who could swoop in and steal the job out from under both players.
Tomas Fleischmann scored his 12th goal of the season and had an assist in Friday's loss to Dallas.
While the Chicago Blackhawks lost for the third straight game, Fleischmann was able to put up his first multi-point outing in a Chicago uniform. The 31-year-old is currently skating on the third line and has put up three points (two goals) in six games since arriving in the Windy City. If he continues to see decent minutes, the former 27-goal-scorer could be worth looking at in deeper formats.
Tomas Fleischmann was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks along with Dale Weise on Friday. In return, the Canadiens have received Phillip Danault and a second-round draft pick in 2018.
Fleischmann is a rental player based on how he'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer. The 31-year-old comes with a cap hit of just $750,000, making him a bargain for the Blackhawks as general manager Stan Bowman is doing all he can to ensure that Lord Stanley stays with the team. Chicago's forward group is absolutely stacked, with Andrew Ladd reuniting with the Blackhawks, a precursor to further upgrades by the likes of Fleischmann and Weise. Fleischmann was only a modest offensive contributor, pitching in 10 goals and 10 assists in 57 games with the Habs, but the journeyman is about to have the best supporting cast of his career. As a result, he's a nice speculative pickup in fantasy pools.
The goal was just Fleischmann's second in the past 27 games, but comes at the right time as the