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June 14, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has agreed to accept the team's request for him to waive his no-move clause for the upcoming expansion draft.

Fleury's future with the Penguins has been up for discussion for well over a year now, although general manager Jim Rutherford decided leading up to this year's trade deadline to keep the veteran goalie in Pittsburgh for the playoff run. After all, Fleury is a multi-time Stanley Cup Champion and has been with the team since he was drafted first-overall back in 2004.

The Penguins will opt to protect the 23-year-old Murray over Fleury.

Although Vegas reportedly has interest in the two-time All-Star, Fleury's no-movement clause allows him to be traded to 18 teams, according to multiple reports, so the Penguins have options.

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It's worth noting Fleury has both a no movement clause and a no trade clause. Teams are allowed to protect one goalie ahead of the expansion draft, and obviously Pittsburgh will do so with Murray. Instead, the clause was waived only for the Golden Knights.

Fleury's legacy in Pittsburgh is a great one. As Pierre LeBrun mentioned, this doesn't mean that things can't change, but as it stands, the waive only applies to the Golden Knights.

He is coming off his third career Stanley Cup championship and handed the Cup to Murray after Sunday's Game 6 victory.

The Penguins' franchise leader in goaltender wins (375) and shutouts (44), Fleury has two years remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $5.75 million per season. The Las Vegas Golden Knights will make their selections by 10 a.m. on June 21.

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