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Fleury Watch

STEVE MACFARLANE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:37 AM ET

Skated with ...

LW Curtis Glencross

C Daymond Langkow

Looked good ...

- Passing the puck:

In the late group coached by the American Hockey League staff headed by Jim Playfair, Fleury and his linemates had plenty of time moving the puck around on the rush. Fleury made some slick dishes, including one that barely cleared defenceman Mark Giordano's stick as he dropped it to the ice to prevent the attempt. He also scored a couple of nice wristers during drills and picked corners after the organized session ended.

- In the corners:

Despite giving up pounds and height to every opponent, Fleury used his stick and grit to give those trying to either evade him or take the puck from him a good battle.

Looked bad ...

- On the forecheck:

Still learning the system, Fleury took some one-on-one instruction from Playfair about positioning on the forecheck. Chalk it up to the way the game has changed in the six years he's been out of the league.

"The game's played a little bit differently," Fleury said afterward. "The middle of the ice is really, really important. In the past, we used to forecheck from the outside in, now it's from the inside out -- you force everything up the wall. Before, we came from the outside into the middle."

Overall ...

Fleury seems to have the respect of his potential teammates. Dion Phaneuf had him labelled for a check but pulled back early. The blueliner also teased Fleury any time he missed the net.


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