“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.
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.