Fleury will start tomorrow against Atlanta

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Coach Michel Therrien confirmed today that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will start tomorrow night when the Penguins play in Atlanta.

Fleury dressed as the backup Saturday in a 6-3 loss at Philadelphia but has not played since Nov. 15 when he suffered what is believed to be a groin injury.

Also today, forwards Jeff Taffe and Ryan Stone practiced with the team after being recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

Taffe, who has one assist in his three earlier games with the big club, played in 45 games last season and had 5 goals, 7 assists and 12 points. He ranks second in scoring for the minor league team with 29 points on 14 goals and 15 assists.

Stone, who has played six games in three stints with the Penguins this season, has 18 points for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 6 goals and 12 assists.

Injured forwards Max Talbott and Mike Zigomanis did not practice, thus the recalling of Taffe and Stone.


Shelly Anderson can be reached at shanderson@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1721.


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