Penguins recall Fleury to replace injured Caron

Updated: November 10, 2005, 2:17 PM ET
Associated Press

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

Marc-Andre Fleury

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.

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