Fleury says he received NHL camp invite
Calgary is where Theoren Fleury started his remarkable NHL career. It may also be where he resurrects it.
In an interview with radio station The Fan 960, the 41-year-old former all-star said Friday an NHL team had invited him to training camp and he would arrive Saturday. While Fleury didn't identify the team, several media reports said it was the Calgary Flames.
"I've basically been doing everything I can to prepare myself for tomorrow," Fleury told the radio station. "I think the biggest asset I have to bring to an organization is the experience that I have. That's what they're getting when they get me tomorrow."
The Flames would not confirm Friday night if Fleury, who lives in Calgary and played 11 seasons there, was offered a tryout.
Fleury's last season was with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2002-03, when he was suspended indefinitely for violating the NHL's substance abuse policy.
Fleury says he's sober now. The Oxbow, Sask., native asked for reinstatement and it was granted by the NHL and NHL Players' Association late Thursday night.