Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith underwent successful bilateral core muscle injury repair today, it was announced by general manager Ron Hextall.
The surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers of the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. The expected recovery time is 6-8 weeks.
DeSmith, 29, went 11-7-0 in 20 games for the Penguins this season, recording a .912 save percentage with a 2.54 goals-against average. The netminder missed the final two games of the regular season and Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs due to the injury.