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Penguins Recall Tokarski; Letang On Non-Roster List



Dustin Tokarski

The Pittsburgh Penguins still haven’t released any details about Tristan Jarry’s injury, let alone his prognosis, but it apparently is significant.

Serious enough, at least, that they have recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski from their farm team in Wilkes-Barre.

The Penguins also have placed defenseman Kris Letang, who has joined his family in Montreal in the wake of his father’s death, on the non-roster list.

There has been no word on when Letang is expected to rejoin the team.

Jarry appeared to injure his right leg during the first period of the Penguins’ 2-1 loss to Boston during the NHL’s Winter Classic game Monday at Fenway Park.

Casey DeSmith replaced him with 4 1/2 minutes to go before the first intermission and is expected to get the majority of work for as long as Jarry is out.

There is, at this point, no indication of how long that will be.

Tokarski, 33, was Tampa Bay’s fifth-round choice in the 2008 NHL Draft.

He is 8-6-4 in 18 appearances with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, with a 2.22 goals-against average, .926 save percentage and one shutout.

Tokarski earned his 200th American Hockey League victory Nov. 25, becoming just the 16th AHL goalie to reach that milestone.

He has played in the NHL with Tampa Bay, Montreal, Anaheim and Buffalo, putting up a career mark of 22-32-12, with a .902 save percentage and 2.14 goals-against average.

He had a fairly solid season with the Sabres in 2021-22, going 10-12-5, with a goals-against average of 3.27 and save percentage of .899.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, who are 0-3-2 in their past five games, are scheduled to fly from Boston to Las Vegas today and practice at T-Mobile Arena there Wednesday.