PITTSBURGH (KDKA)–The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Emil Larmi from the Wheeling Nailers.
Casey DeSmith, who was expected to join the Penguins, was unable to due to a lost passport.READ MORE: AAA: Gas Prices In Western Pennsylvania Rise For 3rd Straight Week
Larmi, 23, is in his first professional season in North America after signing as an undrafted free agent with Pittsburgh on June 2, 2019.
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He registered 30 saves for his first AHL win on October 16, 2019 versus Binghamton.
Larmi has also appeared in four games for the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, where he’s gone 3-1-0 with a 1.51 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage. He recorded a 26-save shutout in his ECHL debut on December 20, 2019.MORE NEWS: "There's Not A Booster With A Big Enough Blank Check"; Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin Shoots Down College Football Coaching Speculation
Pittsburgh will face the Canadiens in Montreal at 7:00 p.m.
Casey DeSmith, who was expected to join Pittsburgh, was unable to due to a lost passport.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 4, 2020