Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry will be sidelined until after the NHL All-Star break due to an upper-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan announced Wednesday.
“We think that’ll be a productive time for him to be at his best,” Sullivan said of Jarry, who will sit out Thursday’s game at Washington and Saturday’s home contest versus San Jose. The Penguins return to action on Feb. 7.
Jarry did not participate in practice on Wednesday, one day after he was a late scratch for the team’s 7-6 overtime win against the Florida Panthers.
He had turned aside 67 of 70 shots in two games since returning from a lower-body injury.
Jarry, 27, owns a 16-5-5 record with a 2.65 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 27 games (all starts) this season.
He is 109-52-18 with 12 shutouts, a 2.59 GAA and .916 save percentage in 186 career games (178 starts) since being selected by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft.
Casey DeSmith, who struggled in his spot start versus the Panthers, will join fellow goaltender Dustin Tokarski in attempting to hold the fort for Pittsburgh. Tokarski was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.
–Field Level Media