The Pittsburgh Penguins have decided to recall goaltender Tristan Jarry from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL). Goalie Casey DeSmith was sent back down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Jarry has played in five games so far this season at the AHL level. His record is 3-2 with a 3.18 GAA and a .897 save percentage. Despite his slow start at the AHL level, he is NHL ready. Jarry had a really good campaign in 2016-2017 down at the AHL level. His record was 28-15-1 with a 2.15 GAA and a .925 save percentage, along with three shutouts.
Jarry appeared in one NHL game last season against the New York Rangers and he lost. His save percentage was .880 and his GAA was 3.06. Pittsburgh hopes to play Jarry sometime this week. They have 15 more back-to-backs this season.
DeSmith made his NHL debut yesterday for Pittsburgh. He played alright for them, but DeSmith shouldn’t have been sent back down to the minors. The defense left him out to dry. His save percentage was .800 and his GAA was 4.00. DeSmith was serving as backup to Matt Murray for a brief time after they waived Antti Niemi last week. Tristan Jarry will now be the backup and let’s see if he seizes the moment.