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Jarry OUT Week-to-Week with LBI, Sullivan Confirms

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without starting goalie Tristan Jarry for weeks. Head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed the swirling rumors on Saturday morning before the Penguins faced the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.

However, Sullivan did not confirm rumors regarding the specific nature of the injury.

“The only information that I have right now is that he is out with a lower-body injury and his status is week-to-week,” Sullivan said.

Jarry, 26, has been a pillar of the Penguins season. Despite missing Sidney Crosby for the first six weeks of the season and Evgeni Malkin for several months, Jarry posted a season worthy of an All-Star selection. A recent dip dropped Jarry’s save percentage to a season-low .919, but he snapped a personal five-game losing streak with the win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

This season, Tristan Jarry is 34-18-6.

The playoffs are set to begin on May 2.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are battling the Washington Capitals for third place in the Metro Division and Boston for the top wild-card spot if Washington wins the battle. The Penguins lead Washington by five points, but Washington has two games in hand. The Penguins lead Boston by two points, but Boston also has two games in hand.

On Thursday, the Penguins clinched their 16th consecutive Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance.

Casey DeSmith will assume the starting duties in Jarry’s absence.

“His game has really evolved over the course of the season. I think since the turn of the calendar year, he’s put really solid hockey together for us,” Sullivan said. “He’s given us a chance to win each and every night.”

DeSmith, 30, is 8-4-5 this season with a .906 save percentage and 2.94 GAA. Since February, DeSmith has allowed only 25 goals in 11 starts. He has a .919 save percentage in his last 11 starts. DeSmith has never started a playoff game and was unavailable due to injury in the Penguins’ Round One loss to the Islanders last season.

The Penguins recalled Louis Domingue on an emergency basis to be the backup. Domingue was stellar in his only NHL start this season. He stopped 40 of 41 shots in an overtime win over the San Jose Sharks on Jan. 15. With some irony, Domingue was scheduled to make a second consecutive start two days later but suffered a broken bone in his foot. That injury occurred in the morning skate.

In a brutally honest interview in training camp, Domingue offered great praise for first-year Pittsburgh Penguins goalie coach Andy Chiodo. Domingue admitted his motivation and game had slipped due begin shuffled around the NHL and AHL over the past two seasons, but Chiodo reignited Domingue’s passion. Louis Domingue was ready for another NHL chance.

Domingue has helped the WBS Penguins into a playoff spot. In 22 AHL starts, Domingue has a .924 save percentage. Domingue has started 141 NHL games but just one playoff game in his career.

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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.

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Logan
Logan
7 months ago

I would get Domingue in at some point to see what the Penguins have in him going into the playoffs, maybe we can catch lighting in a bottle. We know what the pens have in Desmith but not in Domingue, it would be worth finding out before the playoffs. He is a larger goalie which fills more of the net which might be more beneficial in the playoffs.

Michael Hanczar
Michael Hanczar
7 months ago

weeks vs. week to week, two different things. Sorry to nitpick/

William Maloni
William Maloni
7 months ago

Was Jarry’s injury a result of Anders Lee and Letang, both, colliding with him?

Katz
Katz
7 months ago

Sprained left knee. Looked innocuous but Anders Lee rolled it as he was ” pushed” in. This is why I said even if Jarry was better last year vs Isles, they still would have lost. Small Dmen in the crease simply cannot deal with players the size of Lee or Martin . It’s been a void for three years. Just play.

Dave
7 months ago
Reply to  Katz

Katz agree 100 % everyone runs the goalie in the playoffs, Pens can only stick check. A real shame doing the same failed thing over & over = insanity & 1 & done!

RYAN
RYAN
7 months ago
Reply to  Dave

It’s Sullivan…here’s your “speed game” and “puck moving defenseman”

It wouldn’t matter as much if the team actually scored goals…instead of talked about it

Brandon o
Brandon o
7 months ago

This might be just what this team needs to pick up their play. Without jarry bailing out the leagues worst finishing team, they will be even more pressed to up the scoring. I could see a rally around desmith who I’m sure hasnt forgotten his missed opportunity in last years playoffs and is one of many playing for a new contract. A desperate and motivated team pulling a 1st round upset and jarry coming back rested for a deep run. One can dream right?

Pete Hoffman
Pete Hoffman
7 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Tristan!

Paul
Paul
7 months ago

This couldn’t happen at a better time. Now we can see what Dom brings to the party. The scouting reports have been very encouraging to say the least.

Last edited 7 months ago by Paul
Chase Cranson
Chase Cranson
7 months ago
Reply to  Paul

If Sullivan let’s him play

RYAN
RYAN
7 months ago
Reply to  Chase Cranson

I’m not sure he can stay…they would have to wait Until the playoffs as they don’t have the cap to fit him and he can’t stay 2 weeks as an emergency backup

Michael Hanczar
Michael Hanczar
7 months ago

I remember the Cup year when Pens started playoffs with Zatkoff in net with Jarry as rookie backup.

RYAN
RYAN
7 months ago

That was like a billion years ago

RYAN
RYAN
7 months ago

Pretty much screwed…nice

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