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Casey DeSmith the New No. 2 Goaltender + Latest on Antti Niemi

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Casey DeSmith from Wilkes Barre/Scranton.

DeSmith, 26, is joining an NHL roster for the first time in his career. He is 3-0-0 with an 0.98 GAA and .965 save percentage on the season. Last season DeSmith went 26-7-3 with a 1.92 GAA and .929 save percentage.

Entrenched the new No. 2 goaltender for the short-term, DeSmith was the expected callup with management intending to stick with the initial plan of Tristan Jarry staying in minors, at least for most of the season.

This week Pittsburgh plays four games over six nights with the next back-to-back on the weekend with Pittsburgh @ Minnesota on Saturday and @ Winnipeg on Sunday.

The team placed Antti Niemi on waivers today with the expected outcome being that the two sides will mutually te Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

Discussions, though, were still on-going as of 4:00 p.m. today between the two sides as Pittsburgh has offered Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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