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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith undergoes surgery

Apr 24, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith (1) glances at the scoreboard against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith (1) glances at the scoreboard against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins No. 2 goalie Casey DeSmith underwent surgery Thursday to repair a bilateral core muscle injury.

He’ll need 6-to-8 weeks of recovery time.

DeSmith, 29, went 11-7-0 in 20 games for the Penguins this season, recording a .912 save percentage with a 2.54 goals-against average. The netminder missed the final three games of the regular season and Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs due to the injury.

–Field Level Media