The Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday recalled goaltender Tristan Jarry from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Don’t worry — there is nothing wrong with the team’s top two goalies, Matt Murray and Casey DeSmith.
“It’s more in terms of … making sure we have healthy bodies available,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. He added the WBS’ playoff hopes are slim at this point, an indication that Jarry is more valuable as insurance with the NHL club.
Jarry is going to meet the Penguins in New York, where the team opens its first-round playoff series Wednesday against the Islanders.
Sullivan said general manager Jim Rutherford mentioned to him Monday that the Jarry move was imminent.
Jarry is 23-15-8 with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in the AHL this season. He has played in two games with the big club, going 0-1-1.