Penguins put Thibault on waivers

The Pittsburgh Penguins have given up on veteran goaltender Jocelyn Thibault.

Thibault, 30, was put on waivers Tuesday with the intent to demote him to the AHL.

Thibault has failed to impress in Pittsburgh, posting a 1-7-2 record and 4.38 goals-against average and .880 save percentage.

The Montreal native was acquired Aug. 10 from the Chicago Blackhawks for a fourth-round draft pick and signed a two-year pact worth $3 million US.

Thibault is 228-224-70 with a 2.73 GAA and .905 SP in 548 NHL games since being chosen 10th overall by the now-defunct Quebec Nordiques in the 1993 draft.

He has played for the Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, Blackhawks and Penguins.

Pittsburgh plans to start Marc-Andre Fleury, recalled Monday from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Fleury, 21, went 1-1-1 with a 3.39 GAA and .913 SP in four earlier appearances with Pittsburgh.

with files from Sports Network