Wild Rumors: Atlantic Division Team Linked To Marc-Andre Fleury

In response to the unexpected news of Andrei Vasilevskiy's absence until December due to back surgery, the Tampa Bay Lightning are actively exploring options to fortify their goaltending roster.

Reports have surfaced indicating that Lightning General Manager Julien BriseBois is contemplating a move to acquire Marc-Andre Fleury, the current backup goalie for the Minnesota Wild, according to NHL Trade Rumor.com.

This potential trade pursuit, however, hinges on Fleury's willingness to waive his no-movement clause, a critical factor in any potential deal.

The Lightning's interest in Fleury underscores their determination to maintain their competitive edge, especially in light of Vasilevskiy's absence.

With a strong playoff contention history, Tampa Bay is seeking a seasoned goaltender to anchor their net during this challenging period.

Last season, the 38-year-old posted a .908 save percentage, 2.85 GAA, two shutouts, and a 24-16-4 record across 46 games played with the Minnesota Wild.

Nonetheless, given the complexities of the NHL trade market, including Fleury's contract stipulations and competition from other teams, the outcome remains uncertain.

Should a trade for Fleury prove elusive, the Lightning may explore alternative avenues, such as claiming a goalie from waivers, to ensure they have a reliable presence between the pipes as they gear up for the upcoming NHL season. Photo Credit:  Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports