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For the better part of the past year it has always been a matter of when, and not if, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to part ways with goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Matt Murray has taken over as the starter, and given his age, salary, and the fact he has simply outplayed Fleury since the end of the 2015-16 season he is going to continue to be the starter for the long-term. But through months of speculation and rumors Fleury has remained with the Penguins. With the NHL trade deadline less than a week away, general manager Jim Rutherford addressed the situation on Thursday and said that it continues to be his preference to keep Fleury with the team through the rest of the season. “I’m going to say
At Thursday’s practice, Capitals goalie Braden Holtby debuted the equality-themed mask that he will wear during Friday’s game against the Oilers, as part of the Capitals’ celebration of Hockey is for Everyone Night. Holtby, a longtime champion of LGBTQ rights who led the Capitals in last year’s Pride Parade, is the Capitals’ designated You Can Play ambassador, a role that requires him to serve as “a leader in the locker room and in the community on diversity, equality, and inclusion.” Earlier this week, Holtby talked to Monumental Sports Network’s Mike Vogel about why he relishes the responsibility and continues to support LGBTQ rights. “I’ve never really thought too much about the after effects
Hainsey was traded to the Penguins in exchange for a second-round pick and Danny Kristo on Thursday. With Trevor Daley (knee) joining the mix of injured Penguins blueliners, it only made sense for the team to add another experienced defender as they look to defend their title in 2016-17. Hainsey is a 35-year-old veteran of 891 NHL games, though he has yet to make an appearance in the postseason. With 14 points in 56 games, Hainsey could offer some fantasy value in deeper leagues, though playing on a high-flying Penguins team could see his stock rise.