Penguins Resign DeSmith, Latest on Fleury
Rumblings of a Marc Andre Fleury reunion had started to fizzle over the last month as the Penguins have had intel in the last little while that Fleury’s interest was elsewhere.
The Penguins today officially slammed the door shut on any chance of a Fleury as the team has resigned Casey DeSmith to a 2 year, $3.6 million extension. The deal carries an AAV of $1.8 million.
Welcome back, Casey!
The Penguins have agreed to terms with DeSmith on a two-year contract.
The contract runs through the 2023.24 season and carries an AAV of $1.8 million. https://t.co/vRuNfDlawV
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 5, 2022
DeSmith, 30, went 11-6-5 with a 2.79 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and three shutouts for the Penguins in 2021-2022.
It will be status quo for the Penguins in goal for the foreseeable future at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. The current regime still see’s Tristan Jarry as the long-term answer in goal. Jarry entering the last season of his deal, will be an UFA next July at age 28. The Penguins anticipate negotiating a long-term contract this coming season.
As for Fleury, the sense in league circles is that the 38 year old netminder is deciding whether to To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
Give letang 8m 4 years he plays top minutes every year. Scum sully wanted to reduce his minutes when he came back from that big injury I guess he lied
As for the russian get rid of that bum
Or give him 4m a year since he has annual vacations and when he plays he plays 50% of his potential on most nights then once in a while he gets multi points and you’ll stan or zeroTool drool on him. I’ve always said that guy is a thief he knows how to steal paychecks
i want st.bleury to go to toronto so bad. he melted down in pgh and vegas where the fanbase kissed his rear end. imagine what it will be like for him in a city where they will get pissed when he plays bad. hahahaha! he’ll be run out of town in no time.
I like DeSmith, just a lot of injuries but the contract is Not bad at all. He’s a solid backup, just terrible luck for him an Jarry before the playoffs
If I were letang Malkin I’d walk out
After this desmith signing team guarantees they wont go far
I would have preferred Scott Wedgewood at like $ 1.25 million as Jarry’s back up. Had a good GAA and save % in his 12 starts in Dallas.
Lol yeah, walk out because you’re not a fan of the back up goalie…
If he were a French Canadian, you’d be drooling over him. Perhaps they don’t have your bandwagon mindset
Happy hot dog day