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Penguins Recall Goaltender Casey DeSmith

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

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 WBS.

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.

Pittsburgh returns home tomorrow night to host the New Jersey Devils at 7:00 PM at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins have won 11-straight games at home, the third longest such streak in franchise history.

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