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Top Ty Smith News

  • Penguins' Ty Smith: Signs one-year contract

    Smith signed a one-year, $775,000 contract with Pittsburgh on Saturday.

    Smith signed a one-way deal after spending most of the 2022-23 season in the minors. Smith managed seven goals and 24 points in 39 AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton while picking up a goal and three assists in nine games with Pittsburgh. The defenseman was a first-team rookie All-Star in 2020-21 with New Jersey. We'll see if the 23-year-old can find his game again at the NHL level.

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  • Penguins' Ty Smith: Sent back to minors

    Smith was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday.

    Smith has been a healthy scratch for the Penguins' last three games ever since Jeff Petry returned to the lineup. With Kris Letang also healthy again, Smith's dropped even further down the depth chart. Still, the 22-year-old Smith was solid during his nine-game stay in the NHL, recording one goal on 27 shots and three power-play assists. Smith figures to remain atop the list of potential call-ups if Pittsburgh should need reinforcements on the blue line.

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  • Penguins' Ty Smith: Picks up assist

    Smith recorded an assist in Wednesday's 5-4 defeat to Ottawa.

    Despite continuing to log heavy power-play minutes with the No. 1 unit, 4:44 of ice time per game over his last four games, Smith has struggled to produce offensively with just one point over that stretch. Whenever the Penguins get back Jeff Petry (upper body) or Kris Letang (lower body), the 22-year-old Smith will almost certainly find himself dropped from the top power-play, which certainly won't improve his chances of producing in the offensive end.

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  • Penguins' Ty Smith: Gets first goal with new team

    Smith scored a goal on four shots and added two hits in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Smith's first goal and point as a Penguin came in his third game with the team. He's seen interesting usage in a limited sample -- he's been over 20 minutes of ice time in two of the contests, but he saw just 10:27 in the Winter Classic on Monday. The 22-year-old blueliner has 14 points through 26 contests with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, so he could provide a little help on offense while Kris Letang (personal/lower body) is out.

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  • Penguins' Ty Smith: Makes Penguins debut

    Smith contributed four shots and four hits during a 4-2 defeat to the visiting Devils on Friday.

    Smith, who was acquired from the Devils on July 16, dressed for the Penguins for the first time with defensemen Jeff Petry (upper body) and Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) sidelined. The 22-year-old blueliner opened on the top pairing with Marcus Pettersson, logging 22:14 of ice time. Before being summoned from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday, Smith amassed four goals and 10 assists in 26 games.

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  • Penguins' Ty Smith: Elevated from AHL

    Smith was called up from the minors Wednesday.

    Smith's promotion could be an indication that Chad Ruhwedel (upper body) will be unavailable for at least Wednesday's clash with Detroit, if not longer. Even with a spot on the NHL roster, Smith may not be able to secure minutes over Mark Friedman, who figures to have the inside track for a slot on the blue line.

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  • Penguins' Ty Smith: Dropped to AHL

    Smith was reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

    Smith was acquired from New Jersey this offseason after a bit of a sophomore slump. He tallied five goals, 20 points and a minus-26 rating in 66 games last season. Smith's demotion likely indicates that Pierre-Olivier Joseph should see regular playing time with Pittsburgh to begin the year, though Smith could still be recalled ahead of Opening Night.

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  • Penguins' Ty Smith: Plays in Thursday's scrimmage

    Smith (undisclosed) was on Team 1 for Thursday's intrasquad scrimmage, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Smith missed the last game of 2021-22 with an injury, but it was a minor issue. The 22-year-old was traded from the Devils to the Penguins in the offseason, and it's expected he'll fill a bottom-four role. With Kris Letang and Jeff Petry in the fold, Smith's power-play time is likely to be limited for his new team. He'll also need to make strides defensively to seize an everyday role.

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  • Penguins' Ty Smith: Dealt to Pittsburgh

    The Devils traded Smith (undisclosed) and a 2023 third-round pick to the Penguins in exchange for John Marino on Saturday, PuckPedia reports.

    Smith appeared in 66 games with New Jersey in 2021-22, picking up five goals, 20 points and an ugly minus-26 rating while averaging 17:30 of ice time per contest. Perhaps a change of scenery will help the 2018 first-round pick take the next step in his development, but if he continues to struggle in his own end, he could be sent to the press box with some regularity in 2022-23.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: Not playing Friday

    Smith (undisclosed) will not play Friday against Detroit, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    It's unclear if Smith is injured or if he's absent from the lineup in favor of some other skaters for the team's season finale. The 22-year-old blueliner will finish the 2021-22 campaign with five goals and 20 points through 66 appearances.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: Grabs another helper

    Smith notched an assist in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Blues.

    Smith helped out on Yegor Sharangovich's equalizer in the third period. With three assists in his last two games, Smith has worked out of a funk that saw him go six contests without a point. The 21-year-old blueliner has still had a rather inconsistent season with 13 points, 42 shots on net, 43 blocked shots and a minus-13 rating in 40 appearances.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: Rare multi-point outing Tuesday

    Smith dished out two assists in Tuesday's 7-1 win over Montreal.

    Smith was one of seven Devils to post multiple points in this much-needed get-right game for New Jersey, which snapped a seven-game losing streak. The 2018 first-round pick was drafted for his offensive capabilities from the blue line, but Smith had just one multi-point game this season coming into this one -- a three-point night Nov. 9 against Florida, which included his only goal of the season.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: Back in action

    Smith (upper body) is set to return Thursday versus the Lightning, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Smith was on injured reserve and missed three games with the injury. He'll return to a bottom-four role and should factor in for power-play time. Christian Jaros will exit the lineup to make room for Smith.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: On road trip

    Smith (upper body) is traveling with the Devils and could come off injured reserve during the three-game road trip, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    The Devils play Thursday, Saturday and Monday. Smith has missed three games with the upper-body injury, which he suffered last Wednesday. The 21-year-old has 10 points in 33 games this season and should skate on the third defense pairing once active.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: Moved to IR

    Smith (upper body) was shifted to injured reserve Saturday.

    Smith suffered the injury Wednesday against the Coyotes. He'll miss at least three games as a result, with his first chance to return coming Thursday in Tampa Bay. The former WHL Spokane standout has managed a modest 10 points in 33 games this season.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: Suffers upper-body injury

    Smith sustained an upper-body injury in Wednesday's matchup with Arizona.

    Smith is goalless in the last 25 contests but has generated seven helpers over that stretch, including four power-play assists. While the lack of goals will prevent the 21-year-old blueliner from offering top-end fantasy value, he should remain a solid mid-range target once cleared to play.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: Ruled out Saturday

    Smith (upper body) will not participate in Saturday's contest against Carolina, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Smith suffered an upper-body injury against Arizona on Wednesday and will be shelved for Saturday's game while recovering. The 21-year-old has averaged 14:59 of ice time -- 1:26 during the power play -- and distributed three assists over the last 10 games. He will set his sights on returning for Sunday's game against Los Angeles. Ryan Graves is likely to see an expanded role in Smith's absence Saturday.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: Puts up assist Sunday

    Smith posted an assist in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Penguins.

    Smith had a shot attempt tipped in by Janne Kuokkanen in the second period. The 21-year-old Smith has collected a solid five helpers through 10 games in December, though he's also gone minus-7 this month. The defenseman is up to eight points, 29 shots on net, 28 blocked shots and a minus-12 rating in 25 outings overall. He's well off the pace he showed last year when he had 23 points in 48 contests as a rookie.

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  • Devils' Ty Smith: Helpers in three straight outings

    Smith notched a power-play assist and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Flyers.

    Smith saw a shot attempt tipped in by Dawson Mercer at 11:35 of the second period. The 21-year-old Smith has assists in each of his last three games. The defenseman is up to six points, 23 shots on net, 25 blocks and a minus-7 rating in 19 outings. He's still in a third-pairing role, so he won't have a lot of fantasy appeal.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Lloydminster, AB
Age: 23
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