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February 2, 2017 | 7:15pm ET
Fleury watch underway in Pittsburgh
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have put their faith in Matt Murray as their No.1 guy in net. Marc-Andre Fleury is now on the trade block with the deadline swiftly approaching.

Fleury, 32, has been backing up Murray in most recent games and has not started since January 14, furthering speculation that a deal could be made before March 1, instead of this coming off-season before the June 22 expansion draft.

Fleury has been a Penguin since he was drafted in 2003 and there have been many debates over the years as to whether or not the goaltender will retire in a Pens jersey.

Something has to be done about the goaltending situation in Pittsburgh before the expansion draft, and if a change is made we can expect to see one before March 1st.

"It's been good to have those two goalies to get us to where we are," Penguins GM Jim Rutherford recently told reporters. "Are we going to be able to hold onto that? We'll just have to see how that plays out. It becomes more difficult as the season goes along for the coach to keep both guys happy."

According to Pierre Lebrun, of TSN and ESPN, the Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames could be in the market for a goaltender and are keeping their eyes on Fleury.

The native of Sorel, Quebec, has two-years left on his contract after this season and is paid $5.75 million per season. He also owns a limited no-movement clause, where he can list 18 teams he would accept a deal to.

In 27 games with the Penguins so far this season, Fleury has posted a 13-7-4 record with a 3.23 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage.

 
 
 

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