Penguins’ Jarry Seeing Outside Consultants, Team of Doctors
Tristan Jarry is not ready to make his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup.
Saturday, coach Mike Sullivan confirmed Dustin Tokarksi, not Jarry, would start against the New Jersey Devils at PPG Paints Arena. On Friday, Sullivan left open the possibility Jarry could start, but the goalie publicly remained just on the precipice of return.
Sullivan also confirmed that Jarry isn’t only seeing team doctors but outside consultants as he deals with what appears to be a nagging injury that has allowed him to practice but is significant enough to keep him out of games.
“There’s been multiple (doctors). There’s a group of them,” said Sullivan. “There has been outside consultants, as well, so that that they’re making sure they’re doing their due diligence so that they monitor Tristan as closely as they can.”
A pair of injuries have caused Jarry to sit out 15 of the Penguins’ past 17 games, during which time they relied primarily on backup Casey DeSmith.
On Friday against the New York Islanders, DeSmith set a career high with his eighth consecutive start. He is 4-3-1 in those games.
Tristan Jarry, 27, who is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer if the Pittsburgh Penguins don’t re-sign him, is 16-5-5, with a 2.65 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.
His current contract carries a salary-cap hit of $3.5 million.