Penguins recall Thiessen - 02-21-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Interesting move here.

The Penguins have recalled goaltender Brad Thiessen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

Thiessen, 25, has appeared in 37 AHL games this season and has a 20-14-2 record,  a 2.88 goals-against average, .885 save percentage and two shutouts.

Last season, Thiessen won the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL's top goaltender.

Brent Johnson is not taking part in today's morning skate. There is no word yet regarding his status.

UPDATE: According to Dan Bylma, Johnson is "not feeling well." Thiessen will serve as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup.

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