(PHN) — The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday they placed goaltender Tristan Jarry on the non-roster injured list, which officially set the roster at 23 players ahead of the 5 p.m. deadline.
The Penguins have not announced if injured defenseman Brian Dumoulin will be placed on the long-term injured reserve list for salary cap savings and an additional roster spot. The team did keep Finnish rookie defenseman Juuso Riikola on the roster. The Penguins signed Riikola, 24, to an entry-level contract this summer. Since Dumoulin’s injury in the final preseason game last Friday in Columbus, Riikola has played on the Penguins top pair with Kris Letang.
With Dumoulin, Riikola is the eighth defenseman on the NHL roster.
Casey DeSmith will serve as the Penguins backup goalie behind Matt Murray. DeSmith, 27, battled Jarry in training camp for the position. The non-roster designation means Jarry is will likely report to the Penguins AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton when he is healthy.
Jarry, 23, appeared in 26 games last season and had a 14-6-2 record. The Surrey, B.C. native posted a .908 save percentage but had an above average quality save percentage (.609) according to hockeyreference.com
The Penguins open the 2018-19 season against the Washington Capitals at PPG Paints Arena, Thursday night. The Capitals defeated the Penguins in six games to end the Penguins two-year championship reign and win the Metro Division.