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02-21-2012, 09:09 AM
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Update 2/22: Brad Thiessen demoted

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.ht...id=DL|PIT|home

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Penguins Recall Goaltender Brad Thiessen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Tuesday, 02.21.2012 / 10:00 AM / News Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Brad Thiessen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Thiessen, 25, has spent the entire season with WBS, helping to lead the Penguins to a current first-place tie with the Norfolk Admirals in the East Division. In 37 games this season, Thiessen has posted a 20-14-2 record with a 2.88 goals-against average. Thiessen’s 20 wins rank fourth (tied) in the AHL.

Last season the 6-foot, 180-pound netminder had a career year for WBS, winning the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s top goaltender and teaming with partner John Curry to capture the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award as the goaltending duo to allow the fewest goals in the AHL.

The Aldergrove, British Columbia native led the AHL and set franchise records last season with his 35 wins and seven shutouts. Thiessen posted a 35-8-1 record, 1.94 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage in 46 games.

Thiessen, who was signed by the Penguins as an undrafted free agent on April 8, 2009, has played three AHL seasons with WBS, going 69-39-4 in 113 career games played. He’s also posted a 6-7 mark in 13 career postseason contests.

Thiessen played three seasons of collegiate hockey at Northeastern of Hockey East from 2006-09. He posted a 52-46-12 record in 111 career games.
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Thiessen Recalled

Per Steve Mears on Penguins radio-

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02-21-2012, 09:12 AM
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ive been interested to see what the kid can do in the nhl

but im also pretty pissed at bj too

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Either one of our goalies is hurt or BJ's stink has become too overwhelming for DB to bear.


Edit: Orrrrrr, perhaps something trade related?

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02-21-2012, 09:15 AM
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Not even going to begin speculating what this means ...

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I'd be more excited, but this kid hasn't really played that well in the minors this year. I guess it's still worth a shot given how bad BJ has played though.

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The last thing the organization wants to do is trade for a backup right now. Hopefully he works out.

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Who's gone on IR now? We had 23 players on roster after Tangradi was recalled so this puts us to 24. Tangradi back on WBS or someone on IR?

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Gotta wonder what Johnson's thinking now.

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If I was a betting man, I would bet anything that BJ will be diagnosed witha phantom injury akin to when MLB pitchers are just terrible for a long stretch and teams make up an injury for them to free up a roster spot. Shero knows that BJ is one of the worst goalies in the league right now and is trying to phase him out without ending his Pens career by being cut. Dude is well-liked by his teammates and the team probably wants to keep him around for rest of the season expect they don't want him to play.

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Gotta wonder what Johnson's thinking now.
i knocked out the wrong guy....imo

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Gotta wonder what Johnson's thinking now.
Play better hopefully. It's not like he hasn't done this to himself.

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Zero confidence in Johnson, and for good reason. The guy has been **** for the vast majority of his starts.

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Play better hopefully. It's not like he hasn't done this to himself.
It's been a combination of that, and the team playing like absolute **** in front of him.

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Pity Thiessen isn't playing like he was last year.

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If I was a betting man, I would bet anything that BJ will be diagnosed witha phantom injury akin to when MLB pitchers are just terrible for a long stretch and teams make up an injury for them to free up a roster spot. Shero knows that BJ is one of the worst goalies in the league right now and is trying to phase him out without ending his Pens career by being cut. Dude is well-liked by his teammates and the team probably wants to keep him around for rest of the season expect they don't want him to play.
Well there ya go...

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#Penguins video coordinator Jim Britt on ice for upcoming AM skate as goalie. Plus Thiessen recall. Something up with Brent Johnson?

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I remember way back the Org. said they wanted Thiessen to get some NHL action to see where he stood, since I think his contract is up this year(?). Hopefully he plays well.

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#Penguins video coordinator Jim Britt on ice for upcoming AM skate as goalie. Plus Thiessen recall. Something up with Brent Johnson?

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I was really routing for BJ. Hes an older player(mid 30s) and was really hoping he could pull it together this year. This may as well end his nhl carrier if we let him go at this point.

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Pity Thiessen isn't playing like he was last year.
He had a much better defense in front of him last year, too. There's a big drop off between Hutchinson/Potter and Picard/Despres as far as actual D goes.

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Probably Johnson has the flu or something like that

Or maybe the Jackets are looking at Thiessen for their savior?

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He had a much better defense in front of him last year, too. There's a big drop off between Hutchinson/Potter and Picard/Despres as far as actual D goes.
Good point.

Although he'll have Paul Martin in front of him up here and he's the worst D-Man ever in case you haven't heard.

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He should play the next game I suppose, to guage where we're at before the deadline.

Hope he does well and the team doesn't crumble in front of him

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Yea BJ is used to not playing for long stretches. Give Brad a shot on a back to back start. See what he can do. Sorta seen this comin'.

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Although he'll have Paul Martin in front of him up here and he's the worst D-Man ever.


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