Fleury wears custom mask for Minnesota Wild’s Native American night

Marc-Andre Fleury wore his custom mask.

BY STEPHEN WHYNO AP Marc-Andre Fleury wore a custom mask for the Minnesota Wild’s Native American Heritage night Friday (Nov 24, 2023 ) after being told by the NHL it was not allowed. Fleury took the ice for the team’s game against the Colorado Avalanche wearing the specially designed mask. Agent Allan Walsh confirmed earlier in the day the league informed his client he couldn’t wear the mask, even for warmups. The NHL prohibits players from wearing specialty jerseys, masks, stickers, decals or tape for theme nights. The league initially banned players from using rainbow-colored tape on Pride nights before reversing that decision after receiving backlash from around the hockey community. Teams are not allowed to dress players in themed jerseys for warmups this season after a handful of players…

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