PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Having initially been snubbed from the All-Star game, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has been announced as a replacement after Pekka Rinne of the Predators and Jimmy Howard of the Red Wings had to skip the game due to injuries.
Fleury is having the best regular season of his career with a .926 save percentage, a 2.16 goals against average and six shutouts on his way to an overall record of 22-7.READ MORE: Neighbors Want Liquor Control Board To Take Action Against Bar In Carnegie
Fleury’s six shutouts are the most in the NHL and his 22 wins are the fifth most.
Fleury’s addition to the All-Star games gives the Penguins three representatives as he joins teammates Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.READ MORE: 2 Allegheny County Lawmakers Introduce Plan To Allow Legal Recreational Marijuana Use In State
Along with Fleury, Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak has also been named a replacement.
You can catch the All-Star game action beginning with the All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 24, followed by the game on Sunday, Jan. 25 from Columbus.MORE NEWS: Allegheny County Council Approves Plan To Spent Nearly $100 Million From American Rescue Plan