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Marc-Andre Fleury Reveals His True Feelings About Being Benched for Potential Last Game in Pittsburgh

Published December 18, 2023 at 3:29 PM

Tonight is potentially Marc-Andre Fleury's last game in Pittsburgh, where he started his career, but he won't get to play. He recently opened up about the decision in an interview.

Fleury A Little Disappointed to Not Play In Potential Last Game in Pittsburgh

Marc-Andre Fleury, while not formally announced, is likely going to retire after this season with the Minnesota Wild. Tonight, the Wild make their way to Pittsburgh, where Fleury spent the majority of his career and the City that drafted him first overall back in 2003. However, unfortunately for Penguins fans, Fleury was not given the start in net for tonight's game.

When asked about how he felt about the decision not to start him, Fleury said he was a bit disappointed.

Asked if he was disappointed he's not playing tonight in Pittsburgh, Marc-Andre Fleury said «a little bit,» but he understands the decision. Said team is playing well and Gustavsson has «been awesome.» So the #mnwild veteran isn't upset about it

Fleury knows that the team winning is the most important factor in the decision, and like a true professional, acknowledged that in the interview.

Fleury Excited to Play Tail End of Back to Back

Fleury also noted that he was okay with not playing tonight, as he will get the chance to get back between the pipes tomorrow night when the Wild take on the red-hot Bruins. Fleury, being the good teammate he is, also noted how fellow goalie Filip Gustavsson has been playing well recently.

Marc-Andre Fleury, after saying he was a little disappointed: «That's okay. I get to play tomorrow. Team's been good. Team's been winning lately. Gus has been awesome. Just gotta keep it rolling.»

Clearly, Pittsburgh is a special City for Fleury, and while Penguins fans are disappointed that he won't be playing tonight, Fleury still has his mind set on winning games with the Wild.

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