The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Casey DeSmith from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Goaltender Tristan Jarry and forward Dominik Simon have been re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
DeSmith, 26, is playing in his fifth stint of the season with the Penguins. In seven NHL appearances, he is 3-3 with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. DeSmith picked up his first NHL victory on January 18 in Los Angeles, making 28 saves on 29 shots.
At the AHL level, the 6-foot-1, 181-pound native of Rochester, New Hampshire has a 16-8-3 record, 2.73 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 27 contests with WBS. DeSmith was named to the AHL All-Star Classic this season, although he did not play in the game because he was in Pittsburgh at the time.
The Penguins’ next game is Friday, Mar. 2, when they trek to the Midwest and face-off against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game is also against Grand Rapids on Saturday, Mar. 10. The Griffins’ first trip to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza since 2009 also serves as the Penguins’ Star Wars Night.
Puck drop between the Penguins and Griffins is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Individual tickets for all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.