Fleury saved just 28 of 34 shots during Saturday's loss to Detroit.
After notching five consecutive wins with a .941 save percentage and 1.84 GAA, Fleury has now lost two straight games and allowed 10 goals on 63 shots. With Matt Murray back to full health, it wouldn't be surprising if the younger netminder saw the lion's share of starts again sooner than later, which is a significant hit to Fleury's fantasy value. At best, Fleury is a low-end No. 2 goalie for your virtual club.
Fleury will guard the cage in Saturday's road game against the Red Wings.
Fleury was shaky in his last start, allowing four goals on 29 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals. The veteran backstop will look to bounce back in a favorable road matchup with a struggling Red Wings team that is 7-10-3 at home this season.
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It's all systems go for Fleury, who missed Monday's practice for rest while he dealt with the illness. After a shaky start to the season -- he recorded a 3.38 GAA and .901 save save mark through his first 15 outings -- Flower has elevated his game with Matt Murray (lower body) injured again, as he'll be chasing his sixth straight win Wednesday. He's 20-11-2 with a 2.56 GAA and .914 save mark in 35 career games against the Caps.
Fleury missed Monday's practice with a maintenance day but is expected to start Wednesday. "Flower was more maintenance day, but obviously he's coming off an illness," coach Mike Sullivan said. "We thought it was best to rest him. He's got a morning skate Wednesday so he'll be fine."
Barring some sort of setback, Fleury will play in Washington against the Capitals on Wednesday. He hasn't lost in regulation in his last eight decisions (7-0-1) but allowed five goals on 25 shots the last time he started in Washington on Nov. 16.