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Fleury would have considered waiving no-trade for Flames


Marc-Andre Fleury would have been open to moving to Alberta.

The Vegas Golden Knights goalie was a potential trade candidate last season while still a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and admits he likely would have waived his no-trade clause if he had been presented with an opportunity to be dealt to the Calgary Flames.

"I think so," Fleury disclosed recently in New York for league meetings, per Sportsnet's Eric Francis. "I think Calgary is a great town and a great hockey team too. I think they'll be very good again this year. But here I am."

"Here" is Las Vegas after Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ultimately decided to hang on to Fleury as insurance heading into the postseason. It turned out to be a prudent move, as the veteran played a huge role in relief of an injured Matt Murray en route to a 2017 Stanley Cup win.

Fleury was later exposed for the expansion draft, and was happily scooped up by hockey's newest franchise. The Flames, meanwhile, acquired Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes to play in goal for them this season.

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