Report: Trading Fleury is Golden Knights' No. 1 focus
The Vegas Golden Knights are exhausting "all efforts and opportunities" to trade veteran netminder Marc-Andre Fleury, TSN's Frank Seravalli reported on Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading," making it their No. 1 focus.
The Golden Knights are apparently willing to offer a second-round pick for a club to take on up to half of Fleury's remaining salary. The 35-year-old has two years remaining on his deal, which carries an annual cap hit of $7 million.
Vegas has engaged with a number of teams, including the Carolina Hurricanes, but would likely need to include upwards of a first- and second-round pick for teams to be willing to take on that much salary, Seravalli reports.
Fleury owned a 2.77 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage over 48 starts in 2019-20.
The Golden Knights locked up 29-year-old puck-stopper Robin Lehner to a five-year, $25-million pact Saturday.
With the salary cap remaining flat at $81.5 million in 2020-21, Vegas is currently $60,000 over the limit, per CapFriendly.