Penguins G Tristan Jarry out until after NHL All-Star break

Penguins G Tristan Jarry out until after NHL All-Star break

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry’s alternate season is now over.

Coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday the two-time star will miss at least two games with an upper-body injury.

Jarry was scheduled to start Tuesday night against Florida, but reported an upper body issue upon his arrival at PPG Paints Arena. Casey DeSmith got the start at the last second as the Penguins cruised to a wild 7-6 victory over the Panthers.

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Jarry came out at least during the star break. Pittsburgh plays Washington on Thursday, then hosts San Jose on Saturday before taking a full week off.

Jarry, 27, played well in the lineup, posting a 16-5-5 record with a 2.65 goals-against average in 27 games. Its availability, however, has been an issue lately. He missed more than two weeks earlier this month after suffering an injury against Boston in the Winter Classic on January 2.

The Penguins aren’t as sharp when Jarry is out. Pittsburgh is 8-10-3 with either DeSmith or Dustin Tokarski in goal this season. The Penguins recalled Tokarski from their American Hockey League branch in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to support DeSmith during Jarry’s absence.

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