Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin, who was injured Friday against Columbus, and winger Daniel Sprong who was injured Wednesday against Buffalo, were the only two players on the Penguins roster to miss practice, Sunday.
Sprong appeared to be involved in a knee-on-knee collision Wednesday night but was a full participant in practice, Thursday. However, Sprong did not play Friday night. The Penguins were off Saturday.
Sprong, 21, has been in a battle to earn a roster spot despite signing a two-year deal worth $1.5 million in the offseason. This week, Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford told Josh Yohe of The Athletic that the Penguins were disappointed by Sprong’s camp but Sprong would get a small grace period.
Dumoulin, the Penguins number-two defenseman, was injured during the game, Friday. His injury could temporarily open a spot for camp sensation Jusso Riikola. Riikola skated in a pairing with top Penguins defenseman Kris Letang at practice, Sunday.
Jarry, 23, has been involved in a goalie battle with Casey DeSmith to backup Matt Murray. Jarry surrendered five goals on 20 shots against Columbus, Friday. DeSmith allowed only two goals in his half of the game.
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said Jarry is dealing with a lower-body injury. Dumoulin has an upper-body injury. And, Daniel Sprong skated on his own Sunday morning. The Penguins are confident Sprong is close to returning.