UPDATE: Vegas Golden Knights tweeted an official goodbye message, which basically confirms what we've been hearing today.
Well that's not a headline anyone in Las Vegas wants to read, but there are numerous reports that all but confirm the news. The Vegas Golden Knights are reportedly trading 2021 Vezina Trophy winner and star goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks.
If the rumors are confirmed, this would end Fleury's four-year run in Las Vegas. He was instrumental in the franchise reaching the Stanley Cup Final as an expansion club in it's first season. He has one season remaining with a $7 million salary cap hit on his current contract.
Fleury went 117-60-14 in 192 appearances with the Knights and posted a 2.41 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. The three-time Stanley Cup Champion had hoped to finish his career with the Golden Knights.
The goaltender’s agent, Allan Walsh, tweeted that he had yet to hear from the team and added that Fleury “will be taking time to discuss his situation with his family and seriously evaluate his hockey future at this time.”
We will keep you updated on this developing story.