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Fleury reeled off his NHL-high sixth shutout Thursday, stopping 29 shots in a 1-0 OT win over the Avalanche.
A quick bout with an illness Wednesday was not enough to slow the netminder, who set a personal best in single-season shutouts (just 31 games into the 2014-15 campaign). Coach Mike Johnston said after the game that the team is managing its opponents' second-shot opportunities, insulating the goalie. Fleury (18-4-2), who entered the Colorado contest with a 2.10 GAA and .927 save percentage, will ultimately be judged by his postseason play, but fantasy owners continue to take advantage of his regular-season success.
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Fleury (illness) will start Thursday's game against the Avalanche, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Fleury appeared to be facing some sort of absence after coming down with an illness Wednesday, but tests revealed he is not dealing with the mumps virus, and it turns out his illness should not cost him any action at all. Fleury will take on a Colorado team that has won just one of its last six games entering Thursday's contest.
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Fleury (illness) has tested negative for the mumps and has been cleared to play in Thursday's game against the Avalanche.
The Penguins have not announced if Fleury will start Thursday's game, but fellow goaltender Thomas Greiss is now being tested for the mumps as well, so it will likely be either Fleury or AHL call-up Jeff Zatkoff getting the nod Thursday night.
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Fleury missed Wednesday's practice after feeling ill and will undergo precautionary tests for the mumps.
Along with Fleury, defensemen Olli Maatta and Roberto Bortuzzo will also be tested for the virus, which has become a valid concern around the locker room after Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett fell victim to the illness. Given that the virus has typically sidelined players for about a week, Fleury's fantasy owners should be sure to monitor his status heading into Thursday's game against the Avalanche. Expect the Penguins to provide an update on his condition following Thursday's gameday skate.
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Fleury stopped 28 of 30 shots Monday, leading the Pens to a 4-2 victory over the Lightning.
The Bolts laid siege upon Fleury early on, registering nine shots in the game's first five minutes, but the Pittsburgh netminder made several sterling saves to keep the contest scoreless. With the win, Fleury improves to 14-2-2 in his last 18 decisions.
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Fleury will be between the pipes for Monday's game against the Lightning.
Fleury has played well in December, posting a .939 save percentage by giving up just seven goals on 114 shots. He will need another quality outing Monday with Pittsburgh taking on a Tampa Bay team that currently sits second in the league with 3.35 goals per game.
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Fleury stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 3-1 win over Calgary on Friday.
The Flower came up big in the final 20 minutes, when the Flames registered 13 shots against him but did not score. With the win, Fleury improves to 13-2-2 in his last 17 decisions. Backup Thomas Greiss could start Saturday in the second of back-to-back games, but coach Mike Johnston hasn't yet made his intentions public.
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Fleury will start in net
Fleury was expected to see the start after leaving the ice first in morning skate, and that suspicion has now been confirmed. He enters the contest sporting a 15-4-2 record with a 2.16 GAA and .925 save percentage.
Marc-Andre Fleury G PIT 7 Days
Fleury was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is expected to start Friday against the
Coach Mike Johnston didn't officially confirm that Fleury would be in the net, but that much can be assumed after Thomas Greiss stayed on the ice at morning skate for extra work. Fleury has been among the very best fantasy goalies this season, ranking fourth in wins (15), seventh in GAA (2.16) and sixth in save percentage (.925).
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Fleury allowed four goals on 29 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers on Monday.
The Pittsburgh goalie played well during New York's four power-play opportunities, shutting down the Rangers on the man advantage. Ultimately, he was beaten by a long-range, Kevin Klein shot, however, on a fairly weak goal. The Penguins are now off until back-to-back games Friday and Saturday -- look for Fleury to sit in one of those tilts.