PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Penguins have made two call-ups Friday afternoon, and one is a bit of a surprise.
The team announced goalie Casey DeSmith and forward Thomas Di Pauli will be joining the team in Montreal.READ MORE: 2-Vehicle Crash Closes Parts Of Route 22 And Route 119 In Westmoreland County
“Coach Sullivan announces that Casey DeSmith and Thomas Di Pauli are going to be recalled today.”
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Coach Sullivan announces that Casey DeSmith and Thomas Di Pauli are going to be recalled today. pic.twitter.com/yeJcPLBGfO
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 3, 2020
According to reports, Matt Murray will be getting the start Saturday night in Montreal, and DeSmith will serve as the backup. Tristan Jarry will stay in Pittsburgh to be ready for the game on Sunday evening against the Florida Panthers at PPG Paints Arena.
“#Pens are recalling Casey DeSmith to back up Matt Murray tomorrow. Tristan Jarry will hang back here and start against Florida on Sunday.”
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#Pens are recalling Casey DeSmith to back up Matt Murray tomorrow. Tristan Jarry will hang back here and start against Florida on Sunday.
— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) January 3, 2020
DeSmith, who served as the primary backup goalie to Matt Murray last season, has spent the entire year in the AHL with the emergence of Jarry.