Penguins Make Lineup Change Ahead of Jets Matchup

The Pittsburgh Penguins are dealing with some injury troubles and this includes to starting netminder Tristan Jarry. The team had handed over the keys to the crease to backup Casey DeSmith, however tonight it's a different story as Dustin Tokarski has been named the starter ahead of the team's matchup vs the Winnipeg Jets.

The 33-year-old Tokarski has been around the block as he's a professional veteran with over a decade of experience. He's appeared in one other game for the Penguins this season, posting a very impressive 1.14 GAA and a .947 Sv.% and a win in relief duties for DeSmith who was pulled against the Vancouver Canucks.

 In 18 appearances in the AHL this season, Tokarski has .926 Sv.% and he could push DeSmith for minutes down the stretch if he's able to get hot.

As for Jarry, he hurt his knee in the Winter Classic and it's been a slow process recovering. He skated today with goaltender coach Andy Chiodo, however you could tell he was moving awful gingerly as he was going through the drills. It's likely Jarry is still two weeks away.

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