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Marc-Andre Fleury not likely to play vs. Penguins in Pittsburgh

Jonathan Bombulie
| Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, 8:36 a.m.
Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury takes a moment after his highlight video was played during the first break in the first period Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury takes a moment after his highlight video was played during the first break in the first period Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.

When the 2018-19 schedule came out, Thursday's game between the Penguins and Golden Knights looked like another marquee matchup between Stanley Cup goaltending teammates Matt Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury.

Now, it appears neither will play in the game.

While Murray is out with a concussion, Fleury is scheduled to start for the Golden Knights on Wednesday night in Washington in a rematch of the Stanley Cup Final.

An NHL.com reporter asked Fleury if it would be strange to return to PPG Paints Arena only to sit on the bench.

"I guess I sat there a bunch," Fleury joked.

Coach Gerard Gallant hasn't ruled out playing his 33-year-old netminder on back-to-back nights, but in most cases, back-up Malcolm Subban would get the call in this situation.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.

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