Penguins willing to listen to trade offers on goalies Jarry, DeSmith

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are listening to offers on their backup goalies.

With two reliable options behind Matt Murray in Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith, the Penguins could use one of them as a trade chip, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnson.

“I do believe that they would be willing to move one of these guys (Jarry or DeSmith) if the right offer came along,” Johnston said in the Headlines portion of Hockey Night in Canada, and added that, should the Maple Leafs enter the market for a backup goalie, Jarry would make sense for the team.

“What makes Jarry so appealing at this point: he’s just 24, he’s had a great start to the season and he only counts $675,000 against the cap, which would obviously have appeal for a team like Toronto in a cap bind.”

Jarry has had four starts in the year, with a 1-3 record, 2.25 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage. The Surrey, B.C., native was a second-round pick with Pittsburgh in 2013. He was in net in the Penguins’ 6-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

After clearing waivers in October, DeSmith has had 12 starts with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, posting a 7-4 record, a .916 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average. The 28-year-old played 50 games with the Penguins in the last two seasons.


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