Fleury will get the starting nod versus the Penguins on Thursday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Prior to the NHL adding a 31st team with the Golden Knights, Fleury had beaten every team in the league except Pittsburgh, with which he had spent his entire 13-year career. On Thursday, the netminder will get the chance to matchup against the Penguins for the first time and try to notch a win versus NHL team No. 30. For as much time as the Flower spent with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang, he has probably seen their entire bag of tricks, but the same can be said of their knowledge of his skill between the pipes.
Fleury (concussion) returned to the crease Tuesday against Carolina, stopping 35 of 37 shots in a shootout defeat.
Aside from coming up short in the shootout, you couldn't have asked for a much better return from Fleury. It was just his fifth start of the season and he certainly didn't look like a goaltender who had missed two months of action. Vegas has been one of the best storylines in hockey this season, making a healthy Fleury a must-own fantasy commodity. The veteran owns a .930 save percentage with his new club and should be snatched up immediately if he happens to be available.
Fleury will indeed start Tuesday night's contest against Carolina, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
After Fleury was the first goalie off the ice at Tuesday's morning skate, it was all but confirmed that he would return to the net after a 25-game absence. The veteran goalie will look to notch his first win in almost two months against a Hurricanes team that is currently on a four-game losing skid.
Fleury is expected to get the starting nod against the Hurricanes on Tuesday, Dave Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Coach Gerard Gallant didn't go so far as to confirm that Fleury would be tending the twine, but all signs seem to indicate the Flower will make his first start since Oct. 13 when he sustained his concussion. Assuming he suffers no setbacks, the netminder will be looking for win No. 17 of his career versus Carolina, but his first as a member of the Golden Knights.
Fleury (concussion) was removed from the injured reserve on Sunday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
After being out since mid-October, Fleury is finally healthy. The 33-year-old netminder started his Vegas career with a bang, going 3-0-0 with a 1.32 GAA and .963 save percentage in his first three starts. This is obviously great news for the Golden Knights, whose goalie situation has been a whirlwind all season long.