Flower is back, and likely with a heavy heart.
Fleury had returned home to Sorel, Quebec, following the death of his father, who had been ill for several months.
"It was a hard week, and I feel when you go back on the ice, it changes your mind," Fleury said after rejoining the team at practice, according to David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "You’re trying to enjoy the game and be in the moment a bit. My teammates have been very supportive, too. And the fans. I've got so many nice notes. My friends and family. I feel very fortunate for that."
Fleury, who is often viewed as Vegas' emotional leader, is in the midst of another stellar season. He owns a .919 save percentage and a 2.54 goals-against average through 20 appearances.
Backup netminder Malcolm Subban filled in admirably during Fleury's absence, starting all seven games while posting a 4-2-1 record and a .909 save percentage.