Penguins send goalie Tristan Jarry to Wilkes-Barre
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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