Penguins G Marc-Andre Fleury meets with sports psychologist

May 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blows a bubble while on the bench against the New York Islanders in game five of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

It was a tough end to the 2012-13 NHL season for Pittsburgh Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury as he watched Tomas Vokoun take over the net following his pitiful performances in the early games of the postseason.

Fleury looked rattled and completely at a loss of confidence, so it really comes as no surprise to learn that Fleury finally agreed to meet with a sports psychologist after the Penguins have continuously urged him to do so. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Fleury finally agreed to meet the psychologist this summer.

During a recent interview with RDS’ Antonin Besner, Fleury commented on why he agreed to the meetings.

“It’s another tool,” Fleury said, via Sports Illustrated. “It’s something that can help you perform, so why not give it a try? I think it was an opportune time to meet with him.”

Hopefully for both the Penguins and Fleury, the sports psychologist can help him regain his confidence and get back on the right track.

The Penguins still have the talent to compete for a Stanley Cup this season, but they will need to have a more reliable player in net.

Topics: Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

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