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RUMOR: Blackhawks May Be Interested in Marc-Andre Fleury

Per reports, the Blackhawks could be interested in Vegas’ Vezina trophy winner. The report is in wake of the Duncan Keith trade on Monday.

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After a day that saw Duncan Keith traded to the Oilers, the Blackhawks are being mentioned as potentially having interest in veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Fleury, 36, is coming off a 26-10 season with the Vegas Knights. He had a 1.98 GAA and a .928 save percentage. He was also selected as the winner of the Jennings and Vezina trophies last year. Fleury was splitting time with former Blackhawk Robin Lehner.

Fleury started his career as the first-overall pick for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2003. He played 13 years there, winning three Stanley Cups. He then moved on to Vegas in 2017 as a piece of the Expansion Draft, and lost in the Stanley Cup Final in his first year. Vegas has been an annual playoff team ever since.

Fleury would most likely be paired in a rotation with Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen. Lankinen was in and out of the lineup, but when he had constant time he looked like the Hawks’ future in net. Fleury would bring something many members of the current Blackhawks squad lack, playoff experience. Fleury has been in the playoffs for 15 seasons in a row.

The Blackhawks and Knights aren’t strangers to each other in the trade market. The Hawks have traded Lehner, Dylan Sikura, and Mattias Janmark since the start of the 2019-20 season.

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