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Star goalies Fleury and Miller considering going to Europe

Marc Andre Fleury

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury talks with reporters in the team’s locker room at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The Penguins lost in six games in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs to the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


As the lockout trudges onward, a pair of all-star goalies are now considering leaving North America to get work in Europe.

Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury tells Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that while he’s killing time working out and trying to stay fresh, he’s considering heading to Europe. Fleury was set to split time with Tomas Vokoun this season in Pittsburgh, but that monster tandem has been delayed thanks to the work stoppage.

Meanwhile in Buffalo, Ryan Miller tells Craig Custance of ESPN the Magazine, “If a team needs a goalie, I need to start considering it.” You may remember we had Miller’s thoughts on the lockout earlier this week in which he took NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to task.

The issue these two goalies may run into, however, is not being able to secure a top job. While many teams might want to add a superstar goalie to help bring the fans out, other goalies have found it hard to land work abroad. You’d like to think guys of Fleury and Miller’s capabilities wouldn’t have much trouble, however.