Rumors: Will Penguins, Wild move forward on a Bjugstad – Zucker swap?

 

Latest Pens Buzz The Pittsburgh Penguins have all intentions of adding another forward by the deadline, possibly even two. They’re keeping close ties to the Jean Pageau-Gabriel market, a top rental on their board, along with Chris Kreider, but there’s some other situations to keep an eye on, including situations that are much farther along.

Casey DeSmith lost his passport

 

Casey DeSmith won’t be recalled after all. The Penguins announced moments ago the team has recalled goaltender Emil Larmi from Wheeling and forward Thomas Di Pauli from WBS. DeSmith not getting recalled comes with a twist as the Penguins say DeSmith lost his passport.

Casey DeSmith to dress vs Canadiens

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins plan to recall goaltender Casey DeSmith for Saturday’s game vs the Montreal Canadiens, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said after practice. Sullivan indicated the reasoning for recalling DeSmith is to leave Tristan Jarry back home so he can prepare to start vs the Florida Panthers on Sunday. “We are going to leave Tristan at home because we have a 5:00 p.m. game on Sunday. We just think it makes sense,” said Sullivan.

Latest Pens Buzz: Pittsburgh’s Goaltending Situation Becomes Complicated in the Summer & More Buzz

 

Latest Pens Buzz There’s a new No. 1 in town. It’s without question that as of January 3, 2020, Tristan Jarry is the Penguins’ No. 1 netminder as Pittsburgh enters the New Year. Appearing in 14 of the Penguins last 18 games, the Penguins’ coaching staff has let Jarry run with the No. 1 job. Since Matt Murray was pulled from the net against the Canucks on the day before Thanksgiving, there’s been no effort from the coaching staff to try to give Murray a run of games and get back to his form of the past. In the four games Murray has appeared in over the Penguins last 18, they have all been in the second night of back-to-backs. He’s had zero consecutive starts over the last 42 days. Beyond Tristan Jarry just out-playing him by a wide margin this season, there continues to be whispers in the organizationRead More »