Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/25/13
Marc-Andre Fleury’s fall from grace hit a new low this week. The once-highly touted netminder was left off Canada’s five-goalie invite list to participate in its August Olympic orientation camp. The snub may have been the straw to break the camel’s back seeing as Fleury is now committed to seeing a sports psychologist according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Goalie is a delicate position no different than a golfer or a tennis player: You're on your own a lot” Penguins general manager Ray Shero said. “I think it's a good step for him (to see a doctor) which he's really taken seriously since our year-end meeting.” “A lot of guys talk to somebody. It's a confidence thing.” Drafted first overall in the 2003 NHL draft Fleury was on Pittsburgh’s 2009 Stanley Cup-winning squad. Since then the 28-year-old’s play has generally speaking regressed. The Penguins and Fleury mutually agreed on him attending sports psychology sessions for the betterment of the organization and himself.
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