The Pittsburgh Penguins recalled goaltender Tristan Jarry on an emergency basis, late Wednesday afternoon according to Penguins GM Jim Rutherford.
The Penguins starting goalie Matt Murray missed practice Wednesday and head coach Mike Sullivan revealed the goalie was being evaluated for an upper-body injury, but not a concussion. Read more here.
Murray, 24, was the losing goaltender Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Murray stopped 28 of 31 shots in the 4-0 loss. This season, Murray is 15-9-1 with a 2.97 goals against average and .909 save percentage. He most recently came off the disabled list on Dec. 15 after missing nearly one month with a lingering lower body injury.
Murray is classified as day-to-day.
Jarry, 23, is 0-1-1 in the NHL this season with an .887 save percentage and a 3.50 goals against. Last season, he played 26 NHL games with a 14-6-2 record and a .908 save percentage.
In the AHL this season, Jarry is 15-9-3 with a 2.75 GAA and .912 save percentage. On Nov. 14 he did become the first goalie in franchise history to score a goal when he shot the puck into an empty net against Springfield.
The Penguins begin a three-game road trip tomorrow night in Florida.
As an emergency recall, Jarry must be returned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins upon Murray’s availability.