Penguins place goalie Thibault on IR

Updated: October 9, 2005, 5:31 PM ET
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Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins on Sunday placed goaltender Jocelyn Thibault on injured reserve with a severely bruised knee.

Pittsburgh, which finished with the NHL's worst record (23-47-8-4) in 2003-04, bolstered its lineup during the offseason with, among other moves, the acquisition of Thibault in a trade with Chicago.

Thibault was limited to 14 games in 2003-04 due to a hip injury. He went 5-7-2 with one shutout and a 2.85 goals-against average after making his first All-Star Game appearance the previous season.

In 536 career games, Thibault is 227-218-68 with 36 shutouts and a 2.70 GAA.

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