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Fleury still on shelf for Penguins

By Tricia Lafferty
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is still day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. He did not practice Friday at Southpointe. Fleury was injured during the third period of the Penguins' win over Buffalo last Saturday. He missed the past two games, making backup Dany Sabourin the starter.

"We don't know right now how long Marc-Andre will be out," coach Michel Therrien said. "(Sabourin) is definitely playing really well. He's very sharp. He's square to the puck. He gives us a chance to win hockey games, and that's what you're looking for from your goaltender."

• The Penguins are off to the second best start in franchise history with a 12-4-3 record and 27 points through 19 games.

"It's a long season," center Sidney Crosby said. "It's a marathon. Whether you start OK or great, it's good for momentum, but you have to keep on doing it."

• Forward Matt Cooke played parts of nine seasons -- from 1998-2008 -- with the Vancouver Canucks, but it'll be all business when Cooke faces some of his former teammates today.

"I'm a Pittsburgh Penguin now," Cooke said. "It's one of those situations that there's no friends on the ice."



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