DeSmith out for playoffs after undergoing core muscle surgery

Posted: 07/05/2022 in NHL
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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith will miss the remainder of the postseason after undergoing core muscle surgery Friday, head coach Mike Sullivan announced.

DeSmith was tabbed as the Penguins’ starter entering the playoffs with Tristan Jarry sidelined due to a foot injury.

Sullivan added that Jarry is still rehabbing his injury, according to NHL.com’s Wes Crosby. There’s no timetable for his return.

DeSmith suffered the injury during the second overtime period of Game 1 against the New York RangersLouis Domingue entered the contest and stopped all 17 shots he faced before Evgeni Malkin netted the game-winner.

Domingue allowed five goals on 40 shots in the Penguins’ 5-2 loss in Game 2.

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