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
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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”!