Penguins' Carter tests positive for COVID-19, Jarry enters protocols

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jeff Carter celebrates his goal in the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Jeff Carter has tested positive for COVID-19 and has entered the league's protocols, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday. Tristan Jarry has also been placed in the protocols, though Sullivan did not say it was due to a positive test and a player entering them does not necessarily mean they returned a positive result.

According to Sullivan, both players are asymptomatic at this time.

Carter, playing in his first full year with the Penguins, has scored one goal and added three assists in four games so far. Last season, after being traded to Pittsburgh from the Los Angeles Kings, he scored nine goals in 14 regular-season games. In the playoffs, he added one more goal and four assists.

Jarry has started this season in stellar fashion, posting a .925 save percentage and a 1.62 goals-against average en route to a 2-0-1 record. Last season, he went 25-9-3 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.75 goals-against average.

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