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Penguins re-sign goaltender John Curry

Saturday, 08.01.2009 / 12:04 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News

The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed goaltender John Curry to a two-year contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

Curry, 25, played three games with Pittsburgh during the 2008-09 season, including his NHL debut on Nov. 26, relieving Dany Sabourin and helping the Penguins secure a 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders.  He posted a 2-1-0 record along with a .913 save percentage and 2.14 goals-against average during his stint with the Penguins.

Curry registered a 33-15-1 record in 50 games last season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL), earning a .916 save percentage and a 2.38 goals-against average.  He made seven post-season appearances with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 4-3 record, a .885 save percentage and a 3.36 goals-against average.

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