Penguins’ Tristan Jarry won’t dress vs. Dallas, dealing with lower-body injury
Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry will not dress for Thursday’s game in Dallas due to a lower-body injury, according to coach Mike Sullivan. Here’s what you need to know:
- Sullivan did not have a timetable for Jarry’s absence beyond Thursday night.
- Jarry started Wednesday’s game against Colorado, recording 28 saves in a 5-2 win that snapped a four-game losing streak.
- He missed time earlier this season with injuries related to a hip condition, The Athletic previously reported, and returned on Feb. 20.
- Casey DeSmith will start Thursday’s game against the Stars.
Jarry played well in the Penguins’ win over the Avalanche in Denver on Wednesday. He also spoke after the game and showed no sign of injury, but didn’t feel right upon awaking Thursday.
He has played sparingly this season — making only 16 starts — since he sustained a lower-body injury in the Winter Classic on Jan. 2.
Shortly after returning, he sustained an upper-body injury that forced him to miss another chunk of time. Jarry has played to only a .890 save percentage in his 16 starts this calendar year. — Rossi
What this means for Pittsburgh
The Penguins are already down four of their projected top-six defensemen. So losing Jarry — if he misses more than a game — would be a blow to their playoff chances. They began Thursday in possession of a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Pittsburgh has made the playoffs an NHL-best 16 consecutive seasons. — Rossi