The Vegas Golden Knights are now not seeking to commerce star goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, common supervisor Kelly McCrimmon stated Monday.”We see the goaltending place being extremely essential this 12 months. Our goalies shall be Robin [Lehner] and Marc-Andre. All of us anticipate a schedule [next season] that is going to be very compressed. The significance of two goaltenders is absolutely going to be precious,” McCrimmon stated throughout a information convention asserting the signing of star free-agent defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.Fleury has two years left on his contract with the Knights, with a salary-cap hit of $7 million. He has a restricted no-trade clause.Sources advised ESPN that Vegas was looking for to maneuver Fleury, partaking with NHL golf equipment to probably choose up a portion of his contract in a three-team deal. However given the flat wage cap of $81.5 million, inner caps on spending as a result of influence of COVID-19 on the NHL, and the amount of goaltender motion throughout the free-agent signing interval, the marketplace for such a commerce shifted within the weeks following the tip of the season.As an alternative of transferring Fleury’s contract, the crew traded defenseman Nate Schmidt, an unique Golden Knight, to the Vancouver Canucks to open up cap house for Pietrangelo’s $8.Eight million common annual value. Schmidt makes $5.95 million in opposition to the cap and is signed by 2025.Lehner signed a five-year, $25 million contract extension after the Dallas Stars eradicated the Knights within the Western Convention finals. McCrimmon stated Lehner underwent minor “clear up” shoulder surgical procedure this week however is anticipated to be again for coaching camp. The NHL is at present concentrating on Jan. 1 as the beginning date for subsequent season.Simply gotta clear it up alittle:) I will be again for camp! pic.twitter.com/5jQ4aFBhdV— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) October 13, 2020 After the season, McCrimmon stated that settling the crew’s goaltending state of affairs was the crew’s high precedence. When Lehner was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on the commerce deadline, the crew stated he would serve in assist of Fleury, the crew’s beginning goaltender. However Lehner ended up beginning 16 of the Knights’ 18 postseason video games, posting a .917 save share and a 1.99 goals-against common.The state of affairs prompted Fleury’s agent, Allan Walsh, to protest on social media, posting a picture depicting his consumer being impaled within the again by a sword with Vegas coach Peter DeBoer’s identify on it.McCrimmon stated any presumption of pressure or acrimony between administration and Fleury, 35, is misguided.”With respect to repairing that relationship, I do not see any subject that means in any respect. I do not suppose it was ever what was reported or assumed. No matter completely different theories that have been on the market, I do not suppose internally it was ever the difficulty it was made out to be, and I do not anticipate will probably be a difficulty going into subsequent season,” he stated. “Imagine me: If it was, we might have made completely different choices than we made.”The Knights’ present cap determine is round $82.5 million. McCrimmon stated they are going to be cap-compliant when the season begins.