NHL Rumors: Penguins Goaltender Hoping For Extension Before End Of Season

Good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they have a great opportunity to re-sign their starter as Tristan Jarry hopes to extend with the team prior to the end of the season, per Luke Fox. Jarry hasn't had much luck with health this season as he has only played in 25 games of the Penguins' 44.

He is in the last year of his three-year, $3.5 million AAV contract signed in 2020. He has earned a pay raise and expects to be the Penguins' starter for a while. The 27-year-old is in his fifth season in the NHL and has great career numbers. He is 108-52-17 with a 2.60 GAA, .915 SV%, 12 shutouts, and 30.8 goals saved above average (GSAA). This season Jarry is 15-5-4 with a 2.75 GAA, .918 SV%, and 10.4 GSAA.

Due to his numbers this season and in his career, a minimum starting point should be $5 million AAV. It remains to be seen if he wants a short-term deal or to have security and stick around long-term. The Penguins may only have a few years left of competing, so a shorter-term deal may be best for both sides.

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