PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins officially recalled backup goaltender Tristan Jarry, Thursday afternoon. Forward Derek Grant who was placed on waivers Wednesday to make room for Jarry, cleared waivers and was assigned to the WBS Penguins.
Jarry’s recall is an emergency recall which means Jarry’s games played will not count towards his NHL service time.
The Penguins have only 12 forwards on their roster and eight defensemen. Goaltender Matt Murray, who was diagnosed with a concussion Tuesday, particpated in full gear during Thursday’s morning skate. He will be re-evaluated by doctors.
“I still have to talk to the doctors today, so I don’t know yet,” Murray said during his brief media availability. “As always it’s a day-to-day type of thing. I feel good. So I have to talk to the doctors, though.”
Jarry signed a two-year contract this offseason, worth $675,000 annually when he plays in the NHL (much less in the AHL). This season is a two-way deal which means he makes only a minor league salary unless he’s on the NHL roster, but next year, Jarry will be on an NHL only contract.
Grant signed a one-year, $650,000 NHL contract with the Penguins in July. Last season, Grant had 12 goals and 12 assists and played in important situations for the Anaheim Ducks. However, he did not find his place with the Penguins in training camp or the preseason. Grant was a healthy scratch in each of the Penguins first two games.