Marc-Andre Fleury returned to juniors

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, the No. 1 pick in the NHL June draft, was returned to his junior team in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, today.
The move, announced Thursday, came several days after the Penguins signaled they had no plans to send the 19-year-old Fleury back to juniors in the near future.
With Fleury coming off consecutive well-played games, and nearing the 25-game mark that would give him the chance to collect $3 million in bonuses, the Penguins decided to make the move.
"It's not the bonus. I never really had much money. When I played junior, I had 35 bucks a week. I was happy with that, too, so it's not really a question of money," Fleury said.
"My dream always has been to be in the NHL and now I'm going back, but I'm very grateful to the Penguins. They gave me a chance to be part of the team for a while," he said. "I didn't really know what to expect, but I had lots of fun, though. I had a very good time."
With Fleury in net
With Pittsburgh, Fleury was 4-14-2 with a 3.64 goals-against average, an .896 save percentage in 21 games and 11 losses in his last 12 decisions. He was the NHL's rookie of the month in October, when he was 2-2-2 with a 1.96 goals-against average.
"He exceeded all expectations because obviously the billing was very, very high," coach Eddie Olczyk said. "Like any other player, you have ups and downs. But the majority of them were ups and he did a heck of a job for us this year."
This will be Fleury's fourth season with Cape Breton; he was 17-24-6 with a 3.36 goals-against average last season.