PENS RECALL GOALIES SABOURIN, CARON; THIBAULT PLACED ON IR
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltenders Dany Sabourin and Sebastien Caron from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, it was announced Wednesday by General Manager Craig Patrick. Goaltender Jocelyn Thibault has been placed on injured reserve.
Sabourin, 25, has posted a 15-1-1 record this season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording a 1.78 goals against average and a .939 save percentage with three shutouts. Sabourin is tied for first (with Marc-Andre Fleury) among AHL goaltenders in save percentage, ranks second in goals against average, is tied for second in shutouts and is tied for third in wins.
The 6-2 and 190-pound native of Val d’Or, Quebec was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins on August 10, 2005. Sabourin was originally drafted by Calgary in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 1998 Entry Draft.
Caron, 25, has appeared in six games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton after being assigned from Pittsburgh on December 3rd. Caron has posted a 1.18 goals against average and a .954 save percentage with two shutouts and a 3-3-0 record in six games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Caron has appeared in 13 games with Pittsburgh this season, posting a 5-3-3 record with a 3.95 goals against average and a .885 save percentage.
The 6-1 and 170-pound native of Amqui, Quebec was drafted by the Penguins in the fourth round (86th overall) of the 1999 Entry Draft.
Thibault, 30, will be out of the lineup indefinitely with torn cartilage in his left hip.
Thibault has appeared in 16 games this season with the Penguins, posting a 1-9-3 record with a 4.47 goals against average and a .876 save percentage.
The 5-11 and 169-pound native of Montreal, Quebec was acquired by the Penguins from Chicago on August 10, 2005 in exchange for a fourth round choice in the 2006 Entry Draft.