Theo Fleury Unsure of His Future in Hockey

Theo Fleury put together a valiant effort at an NHL comeback after six years away, but today that journey might have come to an end. After being officially released by the Calgary Flames, Fleury is uncertain what his next decision will be.

“I am very thankful to Darryl and the Flames organization for following through on the commitment to provide me with this opportunity,” Fleury said in a statement. “I said in the beginning that no matter what the outcome, this would be a success story. I intend to take the next few days to review this experience and make decisions with my family regarding next steps in my life.”

Fleury said he will have a press conference on Monday but would not commit on whether or not he was retiring from the game.

“I need a couple of days,” Fleury told TSN.

Matchsticks and Gasoline had this to say on Fleury’s release:

It was a nice story while it lasted, but Theo was always going to have a hard time keeping up with the pace over a season, and he really didn’t appear to have quite enough left to be a full time NHLer. I had no problem with the move to invite him to camp, because the Flames had nothing to lose by giving him a chance. As well, Theo got to be reinstated, had a chance to see what he had left, and got an opportunity to perform for a fanbase that held him in very high regard. I wish him well, whatever he chooses to do next.

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