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Video: Marc-Andre Fleury injured during collision

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have augmented their roster with two substantial trades, but now they might need to wonder about their situation in net after Marc-Andre Fleury was hurt thanks to this collision:

As you can see from the video, Brian Gionta pushed Tyler Kennedy into Fleury. It wasn’t the usual high-speed blow that often beguiles netminders; instead, it seemed like the 28-year-old took an awkward spill.

Tomas Vokoun spelled Fleury in the third period.

The Penguins made a significant investment in the 36-year-old as a $2 million-per-year backup. If Fleury is seriously hurt, they’ll need the Czech-born goalie to come up big … unless Ray Shero has even more up his sleeves.

(H/T to SBNation.)

Watch: Islanders’ Tavares goes top corner on Pens’ Fleury

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The New York Islanders got goals from four different players, including a beauty from John Tavares (see video), in a 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Matt Moulson also had a goal and assist, as the Islanders chased Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from the net to begin the third period, after he allowed four goals on 17 shots.

After beginning the season with back-to-back wins, the Penguins have no dropped three of their last four games, including their first two on home ice at the CONSOL Energy Center.

The Islanders also held Evgeni Malkin off the score sheet, while Sidney Crosby had one assist – coming on Pascal Dupuis goal with 1:09 remaining in the third period.

The typically struggling Islanders are now just one point back of the New Jersey Devils for top spot in the Atlantic Division.

While the Penguins seem to be lacking “emotion and spirit,” Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma told Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Fleury breaks Penguins’ franchise wins record

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 19: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a drink during the season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on January 19, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Marc-Andre Fleury is just 28 years old and he’s already the winningest goaltender in the history of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Fleury stopped 26 shots in a 3-1 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. In the process he surpassed Tom Barrasso, who won 226 games in a Penguins’ uniform.

Fleury has won 35 or more games in five of his previous six seasons and could move into the top 50 of the NHL’s all-time wins list with just 14 more victories this season. That’s to say nothing of the fact that he’s taken the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Finals twice and won the Cup once.

At the same time, Fleury couldn’t hold his own against Philadelphia in the 2012 playoffs and the Penguins ultimately decided to hedge their bets by getting Tomas Vokoun over the summer. Vokoun said that there won’t be a goaltending controversy, but he gives them another option should Fleury falter.

Even after all he has accomplished, Fleury still has a lot of work ahead of him and plenty to prove this season. Still, setting a franchise record and beating a heated rival in one night is a great way to start.

PHT Morning Skate: No sympathy from Theo Fleury

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Theoren Fleury said he has “no sympathy” for owners during the lockout. (ESPN)

Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider helped bring four city rinks to help benefit inner-city youths in the Philly area. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Bob McKenzie shared his latest thoughts on the weekend’s squabbles before Sunday’s meetings. (TSN)

Mikhail Grabovksi scored four goals for the Quebec Ramparts yesterday. (Rotoworld)

It’s unclear how severe the injury might be, but Brandon Dubinsky was reportedly shaken up after taking a puck to the hand during a Sunday game. (Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline)

How the ECHL’s San Francisco Bulls helped avert Zamboni disaster. (Puck Daddy)

Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis reflects on Pavel Bure, life as a GM vs. as an agent and more. (NHL.com)

Star goalies Fleury and Miller considering going to Europe

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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.