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Penguins recall Fleury to replace injured Caron

PITTSBURGH -- Former top draft choice Marc-Andre Fleury was
recalled Thursday by the Pittsburgh Penguins because of an injury
to goaltender Sebastien Caron.

No. 1 pick in the 2003 draft was brought back for the second
time in slightly more than a month. He was chosen as the AHL's top
goaltender for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in October despite spending
part of the month in Pittsburgh.

Caron was placed on the injured reserve list after straining a
quadriceps muscle during a 5-0 loss in Atlanta on Wednesday night.
Caron was injured early in the third period after allowing four
goals on 38 shots.

The 20-year-old Fleury was 0-1-1 with a 4.05 goals-against
average in three Penguins games last month after Jocelyn Thibault
injured a knee in practice Oct. 8. Fleury has been the AHL's best
goaltender this season, going 7-0-1 with a 1.49 GAA and a .938 save
percentage.