Penguins’ DeSmith out for playoffs after surgery

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PITTSBURGH — The remainder of the Penguins‘ playoff run will not embody goaltender Casey DeSmith.

Coach Mike Sullivan stated DeSmith underwent core surgical procedure Friday morning and can miss the remainder of the postseason.

The surgical procedure comes three days after DeSmith exited within the second additional time of Pittsburgh’s 4-3, triple-overtime victory over the New York Rangers in Sport 1 of their first-round collection. DeSmith entered the playoffs as Pittsburgh’s prime goaltender with All-Star Tristan Jarry sidelined with a lower-body harm.

DeSmith’s harm leaves Louis Domingue because the starter because the best-of-seven collection shifts to Pittsburgh for Sport 3 on Saturday night time.

Domingue picked up the victory in Sport 1 when the Penguins received 5:58 into the third further interval. The well-traveled, 30-year-old Domingue made 35 saves in a 5-2 loss in Sport 2.

Sullivan hasn’t dominated out Jarry’s return in some unspecified time in the future within the collection. Jarry hasn’t performed since injuring his foot final month.

Whereas Jarry has been rehabbing off the ice, there isn’t a timetable on when he could also be accessible, leaving Alex D’Orio as Pittsburgh’s main backup because the Penguins attempt to advance out of the primary spherical for the primary time since 2018.

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