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Vegas Golden Knights Trade Marc-Andre Fleury to Chicago Blackhawks

Marc-Andre Fleury is being traded by the Vegas Golden Knights to the Chicago Blackhawks. No salary is being retained in the trade.

Reports are surfacing Tuesday morning that Vezina Trophy Winner and veteran goaltender Marc Andre Fleury is on the move. A trade is going down that will see the Vegas Golden Knights star head to the Chicago Blackhawks. As per a report by TSN’s Darren Dreger, there is no salary retained in the deal.

This is a huge trade, a salary cap dump for Vegas and a pretty big risk. Fleury was the best goaltender in Vegas. He was the reigning Vezina Trophy winner — the last time the winner was moved right after winning it was 20 years ago, when the Buffalo Sabres traded Dominik Hasek to the Red Wings– and the Golden Knights are basically trading him for no return (future considerations).

This is the risk you run when you’re a salary cap team every season.

Could Marc-Andre Fleury Retire Instead of Report to Chicago?

Elliotte Friedman notes, “One thing to watch here: there were rumblings Marc-Andre Fleury might choose to retire if traded from Vegas — for family reasons. Not certain how it will all play out.” Have to wonder if that was something discussed between the two teams before the trade was made. Seravalli adds, “Part of the back-and-forth between #VGK and #Blackhawks on return was Chicago’s inkling that Marc-Andre Fleury may choose to not report to CHI in the fall.” He says,” His heart was in Vegas. Fleury plans to discuss his future with his family.”

Fleury’s agent Allan Walsh tweeted, “While Marc-Andre Fleury still hasn’t heard from anybody with the Vegas Golden Knights, he has apparently been traded to Chicago. Marc-Andre will be taking time to discuss his situation with his family and seriously evaluate his hockey future at this time.”

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