Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

Jarry Up; DeSmith Down 10/30

Didn’t really think this was an option, but that is what Pittsburgh did Monday evening, recalling Tristan Jarry from Wilkes-Barre and sending Casey DeSmith back down to Wilkes-Barre. 

You may see this transaction a few more times as the Penguins clearly don’t know what they want in a backup at this time. The word last week was recalling DeSmith so Jarry could get reps in Wilkes-Barre, so Jarry goes out last weekend and wins both games for the Penguins. Meanwhile Casey DeSmith was recalled on merit, didn’t get a formal start in the NHL, rather serving as a janitor last night in Pittsburgh’s blowout 7-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets where DeSmith relieved Matt Murray when the Penguins were already down in a 4-0 hole. 

Pittsburgh plays three games in four nights through Western Canada this week and may want a goaltender with a few more days of NHL experience, thus the recall of Jarry.

Who knows. Good to have DeSmith back regardless, he hasn’t seen the last of the NHL, that’s for sure.

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