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Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin Addresses Marc-Andre Fleury's Future With The Team

Published January 19, 2024 at 9:50

The Minnesota Wild have been stuck in an interesting spot this year. The team has been very inconsistent so it is tough to tell if they are a playoff team or not. However, the team does generally seem to be trending away from the playoffs, leading many fans to wonder what could happen with Marc-Andre Fleury as he is in the last year of his contract with the team.

Bill Guerin Addresses Fleury Trade Possibility

The Wild general manager addressed the possibility that Fleury could be on the move this season with a very diplomatic response. He noted that it is possible he gets moved, but stressed the fact that he has not had those conversations with Fleury yet as he is waiting to see where the team is at come the trade deadline.

"It's just too early for that, and I'm not ready, and I'm sure 'Flower' isn't ready, to have that conversation, either."

Wild GM Bill Guerin says it's too early to open the Fleury trade discussions. 👀

Fleury has been just okay for the Wild this year as he sports an .897 save percentage along with a 2.97 goals-against-average. As scoring is up across the league, these numbers are not as bad as they might seem. League average save percentage is barely over .900.

Fleury Trade Becomes More Likely After Bad Injury News For Wild

The Wild are currently in 7th place in the central division with an 18-20-5 record. Today, the team got news that captain Jared Spurgeon is out for the remainder of the season as he is set to have hip and back surgery to repair injuries that he has been playing with for some time.

#mnwild Injury Update:

Captain Jared Spurgeon will miss the remainder of this season due to injury.

The team already was a long-shot to make the playoffs, but with Spurgeon out of the lineup their odds get that much slimer. Bill Guerin will not be able to replace him on the trade market, and even if he was, he would likely need to add other pieces to get his team across the finish line. That being said, it seems like Fleury could be traded to a contender for one last shot at another Stanley Cup.

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Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin Addresses Marc-Andre Fleury's Future With The Team

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