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Fleury Fighting To Make The Pens

from the Beaver County Times,
Lost amid the Sidney Crosby mania that's gripping Pittsburgh is the plight of Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Whereas the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NHL Entry Draft has a locker stall in the Penguins' dressing room - between veteran stars Mark Recchi and John LeClair, no less - the No. 1 overall pick from the 2003 draft suits up in relative anonymity in a reserve locker room deep in the bowels of Mellon Arena. Not that Fleury is complaining. Nor is he jealous. The 20-year-old goaltender is just happy to be back in Pittsburgh. With the Aug. 10 signing of veteran goalie Jocelyn Thibault, Fleury is left battling for a place on the big-team roster along with Sebastien Caron and Andy Chiodo. "I'm pretty sure the coaches have penciled in Thibault as No. 1 already (but) nothing is done yet," Fleury said. "My goal is to make the team and we'll see after that."

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