February 25, 2008
News yesterday broke that the Penguins have recalled goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from Wilkes-Barre of the American Hockey League. Fleury has been injured since December 6th with a high ankle sprain and after going 3-2 in five AHL starts, the team feels he is ready for a return to the big club.
There are rumors he'll make his return tomorrow night against the Islanders in New York, but I'm hesitant to believe it. I would think Therrien might want to give Fleury his first start back at home, but the Penguins have three away games this week and won't be back home until Sunday afternoon, so there is a chance he'll get a start this week. I'll be at the Pens-Isles game tomorrow at Nassau Coliseum, so that'd be pretty damn cool to see the NHL debut of the white pads.