Marc-Andre Fleury was injured late in Saturday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres and will not play on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild. The undisclosed injury was characterized by Michel Therrien on Monday as “not a major injury”. Therrien went on to state that they didn’t want to take any risks. Fleury is listed as day-to-day. If he isn’t healthy enough to backup Dany Sabourin on Tuesday night then they will recall a goalie from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The most likely candidate would be John Curry who has played 8-games for the AHL Penguins this season.
In other news, newly acquired Defenseman Philippe Boucher joined the Penguins’ practice on Monday. The veteran skated with several different defensive partners during the course of the practice session. At 35 years old, Boucher is now the oldest Penguin in the locker room with 723 career NHL games and 14 seasons under his belt. Boucher will join Kris Letang as the only right-handed defensemen to play on the Penguins blue line. “We have another right-handed (shooting) defenseman; they’re very rare in the NHL,” Therrien said. “Two years ago he was one of the best defensemen in the league. (He’s) gonna help the power play. He’s good on both sides of the ice. I believe it’s a good addition to the club.”
Philippe Boucher Post-Practice Interview
Michel Therrien Post-Practice Interview
Sidney Crosby Post-Practice Interview