A big blow for the Penguins as it was announced today that they will be without another goaltender for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan told a press conference today that Casey DeSmith had successful core muscle surgery this morning and will be out for the rest of the race. playoffs. Sullivan didn’t say what prompted DeSmith to have the surgery.

He added that he didn’t get a chance to speak to DeSmith because “it all happened so fast.” This will mark another postseason that DeSmith will miss through injury.

With this news, the Penguins will return to Pittsburgh with the tandem of Louis Domingue and Alex D’Orio in goal.

Sullivan said he had faith in Domingo to start in place of DeSmith.

Among other injury updates, Sullivan said Brian Dumolin and Rickard Rakell are both “hand to mouth.” Dumolin is currently struggling with a lower body injury while Rakell skated with skills coach Ty Hennes this morning.

Tristan Jarry continues his rehabilitation and did not skate today, and Jason Zucker is a game-time decision.


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