PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford put rumors to rest this weekend.
Rutherford reportedly said he had no intention of trading Evgeni Malkin, and that he wished to open the 2016-17 with both goalies Matt Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury on the roster “and see where it goes.”READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Boy Killed When Gun Handled By Another Child Discharges
He reaffirmed this sentiment on Saturday to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.
Jim Rutherford just told me that MA Fleury will start the season with the Penguins.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) June 25, 2016READ MORE: Pennsylvania's Temperature Will Be Nearly 6 Degrees Higher By 2050, Climate Report Says
After Murray helped lead the Penguins to a Stanley Cup Championship, speculation began to build that Fleury could be moved.
Flames General Manager Brad Treliving reportedly contacted the Penguins about Marc-Andre Fleury about a week ago.MORE NEWS: Teacher At Marclay Elementary School Puts In Extra Work To Assure Her Students Succeed
As for the 2016 NHL Draft, the Penguins will welcome six new players next season and say goodbye to one.