Pittsburgh Penguins get the worst possible news

Published May 6, 2022 at 4:23 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith will miss the remainder of the postseason after undergoing core muscle surgery, the team announced Friday.

DeSmith left Game 1 of the Penguins' first-round series against the New York Rangers after starting in place of injured Tristan Jarry. Head coach Mike Sullivan couldn't give a clear update on Jarry's condition, only stating that the goaltender was continuing to rehab.

Veteran goalie Louis Domingue replaced DeSmith in double-overtime of Game 1, making 17 saves before Evengi Malkin scored the game-winner for the Penguins in triple overtime. He stopped 35 of 40 shots in the Penguins' 5-2 loss in Game 2 Thursday.

DeSmith had a 11-6-5 record with a .914 save percentage and a 2.79 GAA this season.

The journeyman netminder Domingue will be handed the starter net with Alex D'Orio as Pittsburgh's primary backup as the Penguins try to advance out of the first round for the first time since 2018. Game 3 will be on Saturday night.
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Pittsburgh Penguins get the worst possible news

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