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Pascal Leclaire | Goalie | #33

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (8) / CLM
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Pascal Leclaire announced his retirement last night on the RDS program L'antichambre.
He had hoped to make a comeback this year following three hip operations over the summer, but he was unable to fully recover. Leclaire played only parts of seven seasons in the NHL in a career that was largely beset by injuries. In 173 career appearances with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ottawa Senators, he posted a 61-76-15 record with a 2.89 goals-against average, a .904 save percentage and 10 shutouts. Tue, Nov 13, 2012 11:21:00 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Pascal Leclaire is hoping to get another offer from an NHL team with training camps on the horizon, but he needs to fully recover from hip surgery first.

He reportedly received an offer in July from another club, but the deal fell through when he couldn't pass the medical tests. "There has been some progress, but it's not good enough to play at the NHL level," he said. "The league is too good to try and go at 80 per cent ... I don't even know if I'm 80 per cent." Leclaire is currently skating in shinny games to keep up his conditioning, but getting back into the league could end up being a legitimate concern for him once he is feeling better.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 09:29:00 AM

Pascal Leclaire still believes he can be an asset to an NHL team.

Leclaire who has battled injuries and inconsistency over the past few seasons believes he can still help an NHL team once he recovers from hip surgery. We are not so sure. Our advice next season at the draft table--don't mention his name.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sat, Mar 26, 2011 11:35:00 AM

Pascal Leclaire is out for three-to-four months after undergoing hip surgery.

That means Leclaire will still be available for the 2011-12 season, but he might have a some difficulty finding suitors when he becomes a free agent on July 1st. Leclaire's last three seasons have been ruined by health problems. Don't expect him to get anything more than a one-year contract this summer and we'd be surprised if he starts the 2011-12 campaign as anything more than a backup goaltender.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 01:00:00 PM

Pascal Leclaire started for the Binghamton Senators in the AHL on Saturday night.

It was his first start since mid-December because of a lower-body injury and Binghamton coach Kurt Kleinendorst could tell the 28-year-old netminder is still laboring with the ailment. "He's not quite right," Kleinendorst said. "There's something that's just not quite right. I give him a lot of credit for coming in here and learning earlier (on Saturday) that he's been put on waivers, and then to go out there and play like that. I think that says a little something about Pascal." Leclaire made 30 saves on 32 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to Rochester in the game.
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 08:43:00 AM

The Senators have placed Pascal Leclaire on waivers Saturday.

If Leclaire clears waivers the Sens will send him to Binghamton of the AHL for the rest of the season as they want rookie Robin Lehner to spend the rest of the campaign being mentored by Craig Anderson. How the mighty have fallen!
Source: Toronto Sun
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 02:07:00 PM

Pascal Leclaire (lower body) said he isn't fit to play for the Binghamton Senators on Wednesday against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

He made the call after practicing with the AHL team on Tuesday. Leclaire is currently in the minors on a conditioning stint. He might be ready to play on Friday night in Syracuse, which would put him against Anaheim, and NHL, hopeful Ray Emery in the contest.
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 10:28:00 AM

Pascal Leclaire (lower body) has been sent to the minors on a conditioning stint.

Leclaire hasn't played between the pipes since mid-December, so it makes perfect sense that Ottawa would want him to get some playing time in the minors before he returns. When Leclaire is finally healthy, he'll serve as Craig Anderson's understudy.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 12:12:00 PM

Pascal Leclaire (lower body) skated with his teammates at practice on Friday for the first time since early January.

The oft-injured goaltender has not played since he posted a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild back on Dec. 16. When he is ready to return, 19-year-old Robin Lehner will likely be returned to the minors.
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 03:01:00 PM

Pascal Leclaire (lower body) thinks he could return before the end of the season.

Leclaire didn't participate in Thursday's practice, but he was on the ice for about 30 minutes. He hasn't played since December 16th. Stay tuned.
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 02:40:00 PM

Pascal Leclaire (lower body) is has been able to take shots for the last couple of days.

"The last two days were definitely a positive and that's why he went on again this morning," coach Cory Clouston said. "We'll see if we can progress him again tomorrow." At this point, we'd be reluctant to put too much stock in the notion that Leclaire will return anytime soon. He's appeared to be close to returning before, only to suffer a setback. We'll keep you posted.
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 05:34:00 PM

Pascal Leclaire (lower body) was seen on the ice before the Senators' practice on Friday.

That's good news we guess, but coach Cory Clouston said Leclaire isn't close to returning. At this point, we can't even count on him playing again this season. Stay tuned.
Fri, Feb 4, 2011 03:44:00 PM

Pascal Leclaire isn't making any progress in his recovery from a lower-body injury that has kept him on the shelf since mid-December.

When coach Cory Clouston was asked if Leclaire will play again this season he responded by saying, "I don't know." It's still unclear what exactly he is suffering from, but it doesn't appear that surgery is required for now. We'll keep you posted.
Wed, Feb 2, 2011 03:27:00 PM

Pascal Leclaire will miss a minimum of one more week with a lower-body injury.

He has battled the injury bug again this season and has appeared in just 14 games as a result. It is unclear how long this ailment will keep him on the sidelines, but in his absence Brian Elliott and Robin Lehner, who is expected to be recalled for Tuesday's game, will tend to the Ottawa goal.
Mon, Jan 10, 2011 09:59:00 AM

Coach Cory Clouston stated on Friday that he had idea for when Pascal Leclaire would be back in the lineup for the Senators.

When asked whether there was a chance that Leclaire could miss the remainder of the season, Cluston interestingly responded by saying "I’m not going to say that, I don’t think it’s to that extent. I’m also going to not say it’s not." The fact that a season-ending injury can`t be ruled out is surprising, but Leclaire has had difficulty staying healthy for his entire career. He cannot be counted on in fantasy leagues.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sun, Jan 9, 2011 10:01:00 AM

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