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Fleury's Cup ring on Craigslist

Theo Fleury skates during the NHL's Heritage Classic alumni game in Calgary, Alta., Feb. 19, 2011....

Theo Fleury skates during the NHL's Heritage Classic alumni game in Calgary, Alta., Feb. 19, 2011. (JIM WELLS/QMI Agency)

ERIC FRANCIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:36 AM ET

CALGARY - It's one thing to have loose change, a packet of gum or maybe your wallet slide out of your pocket.

It's quite another to have your Stanley Cup ring fall out of it.

That's the story Theo Fleury is telling to explain how a bizarre note wound up on Craigslist suggesting a local Calgarian has his prized bauble from 1989 and is well aware of who it belongs to.

"This item will only be released to a Calgary Flames Stanley Cup winner of 1989 ... you know who you are," read the cryptic message on Craigslist, posted by an anonymous person claiming they live in Queensland.

The poster of the message had a Craigslist e-mail address for the site's users to respond to — something Fleury suggested in a brief text exchange he was very likely intending to do.

"We're on it," Fleury wrote.

"I lost it at the Heritage Classic. It fell out of my pocket."

Fleury's only Cup win in 15 years of NHL service came in 1989 when he was a rookie with the Flames.

The 43-year-old played in the alumni game at McMahon Stadium that preceded the Heritage Classic outdoor game last year.


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