BREAKING: Very bad news for Marc-Andre Fleury and Minnesota Wild

Published November 16, 2022 at 4:07 PM

The start of the 2022 National Hockey League season has not exactly gone the way that the Minnesota Wild had hoped after having such a dominant 2021-22 season.

So far 16 games into the season the Wild are a .500 team, going 7-7-2, but they are a -4 goal differential.

The team made some offseason moves, trading away goaltender Cam Talbot to the Ottawa Senators for Filip Gustavsson, and they also traded away 80 point scorer Kevin Fiala to the Los Angeles Kings for Brock Faber and round 1 pick in the 2022 draft (Liam Ohgren).

Today the Wild announced that starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been injured:

Big news from #mnwild    practice, but Marc-Andre Fleury has an upper body injury and is being evaluated today. Evason doesn't know how long he'll be out. Wild will recall a goalie from Iowa.

If Fleury cannot play for a significant amount of time, that means the starting role falls to Filip Gustavsson who has never played more than 18 games in a season. His numbers are not bad to start the year in his 5 games, he has a .914 SV% and 2.81 GAA, but is 1-3-1 on the year.

This could be a huge blow to the Wild's playoffs hopes if Fleury is out long term.
November 16   |   217 answers
BREAKING: Very bad news for Marc-Andre Fleury and Minnesota Wild

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