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Penguins send goalie Tristan Jarry to Wilkes-Barre

Jonathan Bombulie
| Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry makes a save against the Red Wings in the third period Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry makes a save against the Red Wings in the third period Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.

Now that he’s healed up sufficiently from a lower-body injury suffered in the preseason finale last Friday night in Columbus, goalie Tristan Jarry is on his way to Wilkes-Barre.

The 23-year-old goaltender skated on his own before the Pittsburgh Penguins practiced Friday morning in Cranberry. Shortly thereafter, he was assigned to the AHL.

Health permitting, Jarry could play in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s season opener Saturday night at home against Springfield.

The Penguins placed Jarry on the injured non-roster list Tuesday to get to the league-mandated 23-man roster limit by opening night, thus awarding the back-up goalie job behind Matt Murray to Casey DeSmith.

Jarry is 54-33-8 with a 2.49 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in his AHL career.

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.

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