Fleury demoted despite win against Flyers

Updated: November 17, 2005, 12:22 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- So much for Wednesday night's 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Pittsburgh Penguins reassigned goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton affiliate on Thursday.

Fleury made 45 saves in the Penguins' overtime win over the Flyers on Wednesday.

He was called up to replace Sebastien Caron, who strained a quadriceps muscle last week, but is expected to come off the injured list in time to play Saturday against the Flyers at Mellon Arena.

Fleury has a win, a loss and a tie with the Penguins this season, a 3.40 goals-against average, and a .913 save percentage. Fleury is undefeated with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.

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