Injured goaltender Tristan Jarry, defenseman Jeff Petry and forward Josh Archibald all skated prior to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ morning skate Tuesday at PPG Paints Arena.
Jarry faced shots only briefly at the end of his workout. Coach Mike Sullivan said it was Jarry’s first time on the ice since he got hurt.
Jarry got hurt Jan. 2 during the outdoor Winter Classic, a lower-body injury, and returned to Pittsburgh while the rest of the team continued its road trip. Archibald also worked out in Pittsburgh during that time, while Petry was with the team and on the ice but remains on LTIR.
Of Jarry, Sullivan said, “From a status standpoint, I want to say he’s day to day, but in saying that I don’t think it’s imminent, but he’s not longer-term.”
Sullivan said Casey DeSmith will start Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks.
Injured forward Ryan Poehling did not skate and will not play against Vancouver, Sullivan said, adding that Petry and Archibald are making progress.
The skate, which was optional, featured 14 players: forwards Drew O’Connor, Bryan Rust, Brock McGinn, Danton Heinen, Teddy Blueger, Jake Guentzel and Rickard Rakell, defensemen Chad Ruhwedel, Marcus Pettersson, Ty Smith, Mark Friedman and P.O Joseph, and goaltenders Casey DeSmith and Dustin Tokarski.