Penguins' All-Star goalie Tristan Jarry to miss start of playoffs

Head coach Mike Sullivan characterized Jarry asday to daybut indicated Jarry would not be available when the best-of-seven series opens in New York on Tuesday. Jarry hasn’t played since being diagnosed with a lower-body injury following a victory over the New York Islanders on April 14.

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Tristan Jarry #35 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends the net against the New York Islanders at PPG PAINTS Arena on April 14, 2022 ピッツバーグで, ペンシルベニア.

Tristan Jarry #35 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends the net against the New York Islanders at PPG PAINTS Arena on April 14, 2022 ピッツバーグで, ペンシルベニア. (Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)

Casey DeSmith will get the nod when the Penguins head to Madison Square Garden. DeSmith made just one appearance against the Rangers this season and played just 4:19 against New York on March 25 before leaving following a collision with a teammate. DeSmith is 3-2-1 とともに 3.45 goals against average and a pedestrian .886 save percentage in seven career appearances against New York.

The 30-year-old DeSmith has played well in the run-up to the playoffs even as the Penguins limped toward the postseason. DeSmith went 8-3-3 とともに 2.44 goals against and a .927 save percentage after the All-Star break.

Forward Jason Zucker is likely also out for the beginning of the series with an undisclosed injury sustained in a loss to Edmonton last Tuesday. Injuries have dogged Zucker this season, limiting him to just 41 ゲーム.

The Penguins are otherwise healthy, though they face a daunting task in the Rangers. New York won three of four meetings during the regular season, limiting Pittsburgh to just four goals total in the process.

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