Report: Leafs, Capitals among teams eyeing Fleury

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals are among potential destinations for pending unrestricted free-agent goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, reports TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

Fleury could also stay with the Minnesota Wild, who are reportedly still hoping to re-sign him. The Wild, though, are facing a significant cap crunch thanks to the buyouts of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, so they only have $4.9 million in projected cap space.

A reunion with the Pittsburgh Penguins is "perhaps" a possibility, LeBrun adds. However, Pittsburgh just re-signed backup netminder Casey DeSmith, and starter Tristan Jarry remains signed for another year.

The Colorado Avalanche were also reportedly listed as a possible destination for Fleury, but they've since traded for Alexandar Georgiev.

Toronto is in need of a starter with Jack Campbell expected to depart as a UFA. Petr Mrazek is still in the fold, but the Maple Leafs may try and move him and his $3.8-million cap hit after a disastrous first year. They currently have just $6.4 million in cap space with a few RFAs needing new deals.

The Capitals - Fleury's longtime rivals during his 13 years in Pittsburgh - had the unproven duo of Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek share the crease with mixed results last season, but both goaltenders are pending RFAs.

Fleury will turn 38 in November, but he's coming off a respectable campaign in which he posted a .908 save percentage and 2.1 goals saved above average in 56 appearances split between the Wild and Chicago Blackhawks. The future Hall of Famer is also only one year removed from winning the Vezina Trophy.

Report: Leafs, Capitals among teams eyeing Fleury
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