PITTSBURGH — PenguinsThe will be their first-round playoff matchup RangersWithout Tristan JarryThey haven't yet ruled out the possibility of the All-Star returning to the series.
Jarry was referred to by Coach Mike Sullivan, as being “day-today”, but he said that the goalie wouldn't be available for the best-of-7 series in New York on Tuesday. Jarry hasn’t played since being diagnosed following a victory over The Americans. New York IslandersApril 14,
Casey DeSmithThe Penguins will head to Madison Square Garden with DeSmith as their captain. DeSmith only made an appearance against the Rangers in March, when he played 4:19 against New York. He was then forced to leave after a collision involving a teammate. DeSmith is currently 3-2-1 with a 3.45 goals per game average and a pedestrian 0.886 save percentage in seven career matches against New York.
DeSmith, 30, has been a solid player in the lead-up to the playoffs, even though the Penguins struggled towards the postseason. DeSmith finished 8-3-3, with a 2.44 GAA (and.927 save%) after the All-Star break.
Forward Jason ZuckerWith an undisclosed injury from a loss to the series, he is likely to also be out for the first part of the series. Edmonton OilersTuesday. Zucker has been limited to 41 games this season by injuries.
The Penguins are otherwise in good health, but they have to face the Rangers. New York won three out of the four regular season meetings, while Pittsburgh was limited to four goals.