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Penguins' Casey DeSmith: Peppered with pucks
DeSmith stopped 43 of 45 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to Washington on Thursday.
He was peppered by pucks through regulation and surrendered a power-play snipe to Alex Ovechkin and even-strength goal to Marcus Johansson. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nicklas Backstrom beat DeSmith in the shootout. With starter Tristan Jarry out until after the All-Star break, DeSmith will get the majority of starts until then. He's not known for his fantasy value, so perhaps Thursday's performance is a glimpse into better short-term value.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Josh Archibald: Not ready to play
Archibald (lower body) traveled with the Penguins for Thursday's matchup with Washington but won't be in the lineup.
Archibald will have just one more chance to return to action before the All-Star break against San Jose on Saturday. Whenever the 30-year-old winger is given the all-clear, he figures to slot into a bottom-six role and will no doubt be eager to end his current 10-game losing streak.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Casey DeSmith: In goal versus Caps
DeSmtih will get the starting nod on the road against Washington on Thursday, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
DeSmith has given up 11 goals over his last two contests and will now be facing arguably the greatest goal scorer in NHL history in Alex Ovechkin. On the year, the 31-year-old netminder is sporting a 7-9-3 record and a career-worst 3.34 GAA. If DeSmith continues to struggle, Dustin Tokarski could get some starts while Tristan Jarry (upper body) is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Tristan Jarry: Out through All-Star break
Jarry (upper body) will be sidelined for the Penguins' next two games in the lead-up to the All-Star break, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Wednesday.
Jarry was expected to suit up against the Panthers on Tuesday before being scratched from the lineup just before puck drop. Instead, the team was forced to use Casey DeSmith between the pipes without a backup. With Jarry on the shelf once again, the team elevated Dustin Tokarski from the minors Wednesday -- Tokarski could challenge DeSmith for game action.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Ty Smith: Sent back to minors
Smith was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday.
Smith has been a healthy scratch for the Penguins' last three games ever since Jeff Petry returned to the lineup. With Kris Letang also healthy again, Smith's dropped even further down the depth chart. Still, the 22-year-old Smith was solid during his nine-game stay in the NHL, recording one goal on 27 shots and three power-play assists. Smith figures to remain atop the list of potential call-ups if Pittsburgh should need reinforcements on the blue line.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Dustin Tokarski: Called up from minors
Tokarski was recalled under emergency conditions from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday.
Tokarski's promotion certainly doesn't bode well for the availability of Tristan Jarry (upper body), who was a surprise scratch versus the Panthers on Tuesday. During his previous stint in the NHL, due to a prior Jarry absence, the 33-year-old Tokarski played in just two of eight contests, posting a 1-1-0 record and a 2.68 GAA. Still, with Casey DeSmith not exactly impressing right now, perhaps Tokarski could see some more opportunities this time around depending on how long Jarry is out.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Danton Heinen: Snaps slump with three points
Heinen scored a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime win over the Panthers.
There was plenty of offense to go around Tuesday, and Heinen took advantage, posting his first multi-point effort since Oct. 22, which was also the last time he'd found the back of the net -- a stretch of 34 games. The checking-line forward had only one assist over his prior 15 contests, and on the season he has a mere four goals and 14 points in 40 games, so don't anticipate a repeat performance any time soon.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Evgeni Malkin: Three points in OT win
Malkin scored a power-play goal and added two assists, one also coming with the man advantage, in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime win over the Panthers.
After helping set up Rickard Rakell midway through the first period, Malkin blasted home his own tally late in the third before setting up Kris Letang for the OT winner. Malkin has been running hot and cold lately, posting four multi-point performances and four goose eggs in his last eight games, and on the season the 36-year-old has 17 goals and 47 points through 47 contests.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Big night with man advantage
Crosby scored a goal and two assists, all on the power play, in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime win over the Panthers.
The 35-year-old superstar didn't even get going until there was less than a minute left in the second period, but Crosby still made a huge impact and not only picked up the secondary assist on Kris Letang's OT winner, he set the screen that prevented Alex Lyon from even seeing the shot. Crosby extended his current point streak to five games with the performance, and over his last 10 contests he's piled up four goals and 14 points as he tries to put together his first 100-point campaign since 2018-19.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Dazzles in emotional return
Letang scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and added two assists in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Panthers.
One of the helpers and the OT winner came on the power play, as Letang saw his first game action since Dec. 28. It's been a traumatic season so far for the veteran blueliner, both on and off the ice, but Tuesday's performance was a reminder that the 35-year-old is still highly skilled and surrounded by Hall of Fame talent. Letang has four goals and 20 points through 30 games, but if he can stay in the lineup, he could be poised for a big second half.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Casey DeSmith: Comes away with OT win
DeSmith made 33 saves in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime win over the Panthers.
The 31-year-old didn't even know he was starting until just before puck drop with Tristan Jarry (upper body) being a late scratch, but DeSmith got the win even though Florida jumped out to a 2-0 lead in a wild affair that saw six total goals scored in the first period alone. It's not clear yet how serious Jarry's injury is, so DeSmith could get the nod again Thursday against the Capitals despite his 3.93 GAA and .880 save percentage through eight appearances in January.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Tristan Jarry: Injury details updated
Jarry missed Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.
Jarry's injury wasn't known until he got to the rink for the game, hence the late change in goaltending plans. The 27-year-old wasn't healthy enough to serve as the backup, so he should be considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's tilt with the Capitals.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Tristan Jarry: Not starting after all
Jarry (undisclosed) won't start Tuesday's home game versus the Panthers, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.
Jarry was the first goalie off the ice at Tuesday's morning skate, but he did not take the ice for warmups. Casey DeSmith will instead get the start in goal. Per the team, Jarry is sidelined with an injury.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Casey DeSmith: Starting Tuesday
DeSmith will guard the home goal Tuesday versus Florida, per the NHL media site.
Tristan Jarry, who was initially scheduled to start, was not on the ice for pregame warmups and is listed among the scratches for the contest. DeSmith has a 6-9-3 record this season with a 3.21 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 19 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kasperi Kapanen: Lands on IR
Kapanen (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Kapanen is currently listed as week-to-week, so his placement on the injured reserve list isn't expected to impact his timetable. A return before the All-Star break still seems unlikely. Kapanen, who last played Jan. 18, has six goals, 17 points, 54 shots on net and 66 hits through 35 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jan Rutta: Moves to LTIR
Rutta (upper body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Tuesday.
Rutta, who hasn't played since Jan. 14, has generated eight points, 53 shots on goal, 52 blocks and 58 hits in 42 games this season. He will be unavailable until at least Feb. 14 against San Jose.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Kris Letang: Removed from LTIR
Letang (lower body) was activated from long-term injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL media site.
Letang appears to be ready to return to the lineup Tuesday versus Florida. He was paired with Brian Dumoulin during the morning skate and should be back on the top power-play unit. Letang, who hasn't played since Dec. 28, has amassed 16 points, 57 shots on goal, 50 blocks and 75 hits in 29 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
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