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DeSmith will start Tuesday vs. the Canucks.

DeSmith allowed three goals on 40 shots in the Penguins shootout loss to the Canadiens on Saturday. Despite Matt Murray being healthy, DeSmith will make his third straight start tonight vs. the Canucks. DeSmith has picked up three of a possible four points in his two starts, stopping 72 of the 77 shots (.935 SV%) that he has faced.

Source: @penguins 10/16/18, 1:36 pm EST

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Schultz will miss at least four months after undergoing surgery on his fractured left leg.

Schultz underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture of his lower left leg on Sunday. Schultz is expected to miss at least four months, which will open the door for Jusso Riikola to become a full-time NHLer on the Penguins blueline. Jamie Oleksiak will draw n for Schultz on Tuesday and Olli Maatta will likely fill in for him on the second power-play unit.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 10/15/18, 11:43 am EST

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The Penguins have sent Tristan Jarry to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

Jarry backed up Casey DeSmith last week, but Matt Murray returned to the bench on Saturday so there’s no reason for the Penguins to carry three goaltenders. The 23-year-old netminder has yet to make an appearance this season, but was 9-5-0 with a 3.05 GAA and .901 SV% in 16 AHL games last year.

Source: Jason Mackey 10/15/18, 11:08 am EST

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Schultz is expected to miss time with a lower-body injury.

The Penguins are still waiting for official word on Schultz’s injury, but it looks like he is going to miss some time. Schultz was forced to leave Saturday’s game with a gruesome looking leg/ankle injury and left the Bell Centre with crutches and a boot. “We are losing a good hockey player,” Jack Johnson told reporters, suggesting that the early prognosis is not good. If Schultz does miss time, Just Riikola will have a full-time roster spot moving forward and Jamie Oleksiak will draw into the lineup on Tuesday.

Source: Jason Mackey 10/14/18, 10:28 pm EST

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DeSmith was the first goalie off of the ice at the Penguins morning skate.

DeSmith stopped 35 of 37 shots in the Penguins win over the Golden Knights on Thursday. DeSmith filled in admirably for Matt Murray, who was unavailable due to a concussion. Murray is healthy enough to dress tonight, but they will stick with DeSmith after a great performance versus Vegas.

Source: @PensInsideScoop 10/13/18, 3:24 pm EST

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Murray (concussion) took part in Thursday’s skate but will not be available vs. the Golden Knights.

Murray has been ruled out for tonight’s game against Vegas, but the fact that he is already on the ice is good news. It is hard to pinpoint a timeline when dealing with a concussion, but it doesn’t look like Murray will be out long-term.

Source: Josh Getzoff 10/11/18, 11:29 am EST

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DeSmith will start Thursday vs. the Golden Knights.

DeSmith takes over as the Penguins starting goalie with Matt Murray sidelined with a concussion. The 27-year-old was in this position last year, going 6-4-1 with a 2.40 GAA and .921 SV%. DeSmith is a worthwhile pickup while Murray is out, but has a tough first matchup with the Golden Knights in town.

Source: Sam Kasan 10/11/18, 9:33 am EST

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Murray has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice on Tuesday.

The Penguins do not play until Thursday, but it seems unlikely that Murray will be available after being diagnosed with a concussion. The Penguins are expected to provide an update on their goalie’s status following Tuesday’s practice session.

Source: @penguins 10/9/18, 11:38 am EST

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Murray will start Saturday vs. the Canadiens.

Murray allowed six goals on 36 shots, but still walked away with a win vs. the Capitals on Thursday. It wasn’t a great start to the season for the young netminder, but there should be better days ahead. He is a must-start tonight vs. a Montreal team that is expected to finish in the bottom-third of the league this season.

Source: Jason Mackey 10/6/18, 3:59 pm EST

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Murray will start Thursday vs. the Capitals.

Murray had a tough time with injuries last season. He was started under 50 games for the last two seasons and is tied for 19th in SV% (.915) and 23rd in GAA (2.66) over that stretch. Tonight he faces the Capitals, who smashed the Bruins 7-0 last night. Murray was 2-2-0 with a 3.01 GAA and .899 SV% against Washington last year.

Source: Jason Mackey 10/4/18, 1:29 pm EST

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Dumoulin (upper-body) was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice.

Dumoulin shed his non-contact jersey during Wednesday’s practice session and skated on the top pair with Kris Letang, which is a good sign that he will be available for Thursday’s season opener vs. the Capitals. Dumoulin doesn’t carry a to of fantasy value despite playing over 20 minutes a night for one of the best teams in hockey. He had just 18 points (5G / 13A) in 80 games a season ago.

Source: @PensInsideScoop 10/3/18, 12:14 pm EST

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