Pittsburgh Penguins Goalie Injured Again

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be carrying on without starting netminder Tristan Jarry for at least the next couple of weeks. Jarry, who has been banged up most of the season will be sidelined until at least after the All-Star break thanks to a upper-body injury.

The Penguins confirmed the news on Wednesday as Jarry won't be available for Thursday's road game with the Washington Capitals or Saturday's home game against the San Jose Sharks. The All-Star break begins on Sunday and the team isn't back in action until Feb. 7, when they'll welcome the Colorado Avalanche to town.

Casey DeSmith is likely to receive the bulk of the work while Jarry is sidelined. The Penguins may need to address their goaltending depth before the March 3 trade deadline if these types of injuries are going to creep into the picture. Pens fans must be getting some serious de ja vu after three of the team's goalies got hurt last season during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

As for Jarry, he's 16-5-5 on the season with an impressive .921 save %. He's a pending unrestricted free agent who is looking to have a new contract extension with the Penguins in place before the end of this season. Sounds like management is going to be patient throughout the process as Jarry's health history is starting to become a topic of conversation in Pittsburgh.

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