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Tristan Jarry Sent Back to Pittsburgh for Evaluation; Archibald, Too

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LAS VEGAS — Pittsburgh Penguins’ third goalie Dustin Tokarski joined the NHL club Wednesday in Las Vegas. Starting goalie Tristan Jarry left the Winter Classic Monday in the first period with an apparent right leg injury.

After practice, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan delivered the news.

“So (Jarry) is back in Pittsburgh right now. He’s being evaluated. That’s all I can tell you there,” Sullivan said.

Editor’s Note: The initial version credited Jarry with leaving at 5:30 of the first period. The correct time was 15:30.

While no further information is available, it is a straightforward extrapolation that Jarry’s injury is severe enough that he could not continue on the trip, and more significant medical tests or treatment is required.

This season, Tristan Jarry surged to a 15-5-4 record with a .918 save percentage, including an 11-0-1 stretch from mid-November through early December.

Sullivan also confirmed that Josh Archibald is back in Pittsburgh, undergoing further evaluation. Archibald has not played since Dec. 18 against Carolina. He was placed on IR.

Sullivan said Ryan Poehling is also day-to-day with an injury. The spate of injuries to the Penguins forwards means the team may have to play seven defensemen Thursday against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. The injuries forced Sullivan and the Penguins to dress only 11 forwards in the Winter Classic Monday.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.