Tomas Fleischmann won’t take part in the Minnesota Wild’s training camp after all.
The 32-year-old forward failed a physical heading into those proceedings, putting an end to his PTO.
As the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, the team didn’t reveal details of his failed physical, although it’s worth mentioning that Fleischmann has been dealing with blood clot issues for some time.
One cannot help but wonder if this is it for Fleischmann’s career.
That said, his agent stated that eight teams (the Wild included) batted around the idea of a PTO for “Flash,” so perhaps someone else will give him another chance.
Fleischmann played 76 regular season games between his time with the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks in 2015-16, managing a respectable 25 points.
Fleischmann isn’t the only veteran forward to fail a physical heading into training camp, as Jiri Tlusty was unable to pass the Colorado Avalanche’s tests, according to the Hockey News’ Murray Pam.