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Five days after goaltender Scott Munroe left after the first period during Saturday's 2-1 loss to Syracuse, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins situation in net remains cloudy.

As of Thursday, Brad Thiessen remained up in Pittsburgh after earning a win in his first NHL start Sunday. After a brief practice Wednesday, coach John Hynes said Munroe is still considered day-to-day (lower body), but the injury won't keep him out long.

That leaves rookie Patrick Killeen, who stopped 21 of 24 shots in his first AHL start during Sunday's 3-2 loss to Norfolk, as the team's starter and rookie Brad Fogal as his backup.

Hynes said Killeen, who has been in the organization for two years, has improved his game and he's comfortable using the young netminder as his interim starter.

"He's a good young prospect, fits in well here, and if it winds up that he has to play some games for us, I'm confident he's going to be able to do a good job," Hynes said.

Fogal was signed to a PTO on Sunday after posting a 4-4-0 record with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. During four seasons at Adrian College (2007-11) Fogal posted a record of 93-11. Hynes was happy to sign Fogal on such short notice.

"He was on a team that had three goalies, he was going to be able to get released," Hynes said. "He had a good track record at Adrian, played at a pretty good level of hockey and he's a high-character kid."

As far as Thiessen's return, Hynes didn't expect for anything to happen this week.

"There really is no answer yet," he said. "It has to play out a little bit."


• Bryan Lerg is still listed as day-to-day but won't be out for the long-term, Hynes said.

• Hynes said Keven Veilleux won't return for the playoffs as he continues to rehabilitate from knee surgery. His rehabilitation will continue through the summer, Hynes said.


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