Wild re-signs goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury

Just as the draft is about to begin, the Minnesota Wild have finalized a deal with Marc-André Fleury. Fleury will return to Minnesota on a two-year, $3.5 million AAV contract, by a team announcement. The deal has a full no-move clause and even has a salary of $3.5million for every year he performs, meaning normal rules covering 35-plus contracts won’t apply to him. This agreement.

Fleury was sent to Minnesota in a midseason trade and found success there, going 9-2-0 with a .910 save percentage. Like the rest of the Wild, Fleury struggled in the playoffs, eventually yielding the starter’s crease to Cam Talbot. The Talbot and Fleury tandem is set to return, and general manager Bill Guerin said Athletic’s Michael Russo that they believe their tandem is “one of the strongest” in the NHL.

Fleury’s deal also removes a big name from the UFA goaltending market, a group he was expected to lead that also includes Darcy Kuemper, Jack Campbell and Ville Husso. Now back in Minnesota, Fleury will likely share starts with Talbot as the team seeks its first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

For the Wild, getting Fleury to a $3.5 million AAV is a bargain. With entry-level goaltenders often costing $5-6 million on the open market, having Fleury under $4 million should help the Wild navigate the treacherous cap waters they’ve been in. dove with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. redemptions.

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