DeSmith stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Islanders on Sunday. Both of the Islanders' goals came on the power play, as the Penguins' five penalties came back to bite them. The 29-year-old DeSmith slipped to 4-2-0 with a 2.73 GAA and an .893 save percentage in seven appearances. He's still a distinct No. 2 goalie behind Tristan Jarry, so expect DeSmith to resume his backup duties Tuesday versus the Flyers.
DeSmith will guard the road goal in Sunday's game versus the Islanders. DeSmith will make his first appearance since Feb. 11, as Tristan Jarry has taken the reins as the No. 1 goalie for Pittsburgh. Through six appearances this year, DeSmith posted an .885 save percentage, but plenty of offensive support provided him a 4-1-0 record. He's nevertheless set up well for Sunday's contest, as the Islanders rank 22nd in the league with 2.70 goals per game.
DeSmith (illness) will serve as the backup for Tuesday's matchup with Washington, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. DeSmith was originally expected to get the nod against the Capitals on Sunday before coming down with a non-COIVD-19 illness. With the 29-year-old New Hampshire native back in the lineup, he should continue to challenge Jarry for more starts down the stretch.
DeSmith was scratched from Sunday's contest versus the Capitals with a non-COVID-19-related illness, per head coach Mike Sullivan. DeSmith didn't dress for Sunday's 6-3 win over the Capitals, and Sullivan provided the details after the game. The Penguins and Capitals meet again Tuesday, but it's unclear if DeSmith will be healthy in time for that contest.
DeSmith (undisclosed) won't dress for Sunday's game versus the Capitals, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. Max Lagace was recalled from the taxi squad on an emergency basis, signaling that DeSmith has an injury that's keeping him out. The Penguins likely will elaborate on why DeSmith is sitting out at some point Sunday. His next chance to play is Tuesday against the Capitals.
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