Breaking: Jarry Has Lower Body Injury; Call-Ups Race to Dallas
DALLAS — Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry suffered a lower-body injury Wednesday and cannot back-up Casey DeSmith Thursday against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Arena.
Coach Mike Sullivan confirmed Jarry’s injury but did not have a timetable or definite answer on the severity of the injury.
Thursday afternoon, the Penguins recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski and forward Filip Hallander. The pair are emergency recalls and racing to Dallas. Sullivan said he hoped the pair arrived by game time.
Per usual Sullivan policy, he did not name the two forwards who will miss Thursday. Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel seemed to suffer injuries after blocking shots, but both remained in the game.
UPDATE: No Penguins regular forwards will miss the game against Dallas. Filip Hallander and Alex Nylander are among the scratches. Goalie Dustin Tokarski did not take warmup, but is listed as the backup.
Update #2: The Penguins sent Hallander back to WBS just before puck drop.
Zucker did briefly head down the tunnel but missed little if any time.
Guentzel conducted a postgame media scrum with a large ice bag on his foot/ankle.
Because Hallander was an emergency recall, Alex Nylander, a healthy scratch in the last couple of games, must also dress Thursday.
This is the third time Jarry has been injured this season. He left the Winter Classic on Jan. 2 with a lower-body injury and missed three weeks. He returned and soon after suffered an upper-body injury on Jan. 22.
Jarry was pulled three times in six games before Monday’s 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Jarry started and won.
In 40 games, Jarry has a .908 save percentage and 2.98 GAA.
On Wednesday, Jarry and the Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 at Ball Arena. The win snapped the Penguins’ four-game losing streak and vaulted them into the second-wild card position.
The puck drop between the Penguins and Stars will be just after 8 p.m. local time and 9 p.m. EST.