PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, it was announced today by General Manager Craig Patrick. To make room on the roster, the Penguins have placed goaltender Sebastien Caron on injured reserve.
Fleury, 20, is 7-0-1-0 this season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 1.49 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. Fleury leads the American Hockey league in goals against average, is tied for first in wins and ranks fourth in save percentage.
Fleury was named the American Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Month for the month of October. Fleury was a perfect 6-0-0 in six starts during the month, with a 1.17 goals against average and a .955 save percentage
The 6-2 and 176 pound native of Sorel, Quebec was drafted by the Penguins in the first round (1st overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Caron was placed on injured reserve after suffering a strained quadriceps muscle in last night’s game in Atlanta.