Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Pens lose Rico Fata

Rico Fata was claimed off of re-entry waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers. He was recalled by the Pens, presumably to replace the demoted Maxime Talbot, but had to clear waivers upon his re-entry into the NHL.

Fata is another fast player that hasn't had much success in the NHL. He's still relatively young (he'll be 26 in February), but he's a very similar player to Talbot or Koltsov. The Pens gave him his first big chance in 03-04 when he played in 72 games. He was a first round draft choice of the Calgary Flames in 1998 (sixth overall) and played in 20 games that year. Good luck to him.

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