Marc-Andre Fleury 'Seriously' Evaluating Hockey Future After Trade to Chicago Blackhawks

Reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is "seriously" evaluating his future in playing hockey after he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks from Vegas, according to his agent.

In a post on Twitter, Fluery's agent Allan Walsh said the goalie was waiting to hear back from the Golden Knights.

"While Marc-Andre Fleury still hasn't heard from anybody with the Vegas Golden Knights, he has apparently been traded to Chicago. Marc-Andre will be taking time to discuss his situation with his family and seriously evaluate his hockey future at this time," Walsh wrote.

Though Fleury did not have Chicago on his 10-team no-trade list, he has stated he does not want to play for anyone other than Vegas.

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Marc-Andre Fleury is "seriously" evaluating his future in hockey after being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks from Vegas, according to his agent. Fleury, of the Golden Knights blocks a shot by Eric Staal of the Montreal Canadiens during the second period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals on June 22 in Las Vegas. Sam Morris/Getty Images

It's the first time in 20 years the reigning Vezina winner was traded before the next season. Buffalo traded Dominik Hasek to Detroit on the first day of free agency in 2001.

Fleury went 26-10-0 with a 1.98 goals-against average and .928 save percentage last season. He started 16 of the Golden Knights' 19 playoff games over Robin Lehner, who is signed for four more seasons.

Lehner finished the postseason as the starter after a gaffe by Fleury late in Game 3 of the semifinals altered the series against Montreal and led coach Peter DeBoer to switch back and forth between his two goalies.

Fleury, a three-time Stanley Cup-winner, is set to count $7 million against the salary cap next season, and he is owed $6 million in actual money. The reported return of a minor leaguer indicates the move was a salary dump by Vegas.

Among other goaltending moves around the NHL, Vancouver's Braden Holtby and San Jose's Martin Jones will become free agents after going on buyout waivers.

Holtby struggled last season with the Canucks but is only three years removed from winning the Cup with Washington.

A person with direct knowledge of talks between the Buffalo Sabres and goalie Linus Ullmark said negotiations are continuing with the hopes of reaching a deal by Wednesday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the discussions are private.

Free agency opens at noon EDT Wednesday.

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Reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been traded from Vegas to Chicago and is contemplating his future, according to his agent. Fleury plays in the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, in this June 8 file photo. David Zalubowski, File/AP Photo