Marc-Andre Fleury still has that passion, the fire still burning inside, to borrow his expression. And that fire is not likely to be extinguished by the end of this season.

Inside a small office at TRIA Rink, the Minnesota Wild practice facility, Fleury spoke at length about his future and his long NHL career in an interview with There was one major point that stood out during the half-hour long conversation: he's not planning on hanging up his mask.

"The door is more open today for a return than it was in September or October," Fleury said this week.