Marc-Andre Fleury, the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NHL draft, was recalled from the minors Monday by the Pittsburgh Penguins and is expected to become their starting goaltender.
Penguins waive struggling goalie Thibault
Struggling goaltender Jocelyn Thibault was placed on waivers Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who plan to send him to their top farm club if he goes unclaimed.
Richardson removes ‘C’ from Blue Jackets sweater
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Luke Richardson removed the captain’s “C” from his sweater after being benched for the last game of a seven-game losing streak.
Afterward, he declined to explain his decision or say whether it would be permanent.
“Luke asked to take the ‘C’ off,” coach Gerard Gallant said. “I said, ‘As far as I’m concerned, you’re our captain.’ Luke said he’d thought about it and he believed he had good reasons for doing this. He just thought it was time.”
The frustration has reached epic proportions at the Primeau household. Lisa Primeau is not used to having her husband at home for five weeks while the Flyers are playing.
“Yeah, I’m worried,” Clarke admitted. “It’s the strangest injury. Like I said to him, ‘You do an MRI and does it show anything? No.’ Other players, like [Boyd] Devereaux, were told to retire. He came back and played and hasn’t had a concussion since.
“Other guys get concussions and have all sorts of problems. There are no answers. Not for Keith. Not for us.”
You hear the chatter in every NHL city from players on opposing teams. Primeau is done. He’s not coming back this season.