Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry took a big step forward in his progress in recovering from a broken bone in his foot as he skated for the first time on Saturday, reports Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The netminder has been out for the last three weeks due to the injury which resulted in Casey DeSmith getting the nod to start the playoffs. However, he underwent core muscle surgery yesterday which brought his postseason to a premature end, meaning that veteran journeyman Louis Domingue is now Pittsburgh’s starter for the time being. With Jarry just skating today, he’ll still likely miss a few more games but if they’re able to push their series against New York close to the max, Jarry may be able to return at that point.
More from the Metropolitan:
- Rangers winger Tyler Motte may be able to return from his upper-body injury at some point in their first-round series against Pittsburgh, relays Mollie Walker of the New York Post (Twitter link). The 27-year-old was acquired from Vancouver at the trade deadline but was injured in just his ninth game with the team. With Barclay Goodrow being ruled out for the series yesterday, New York could certainly benefit from Motte’s grit and defensive play to help fill some of the holes created by Goodrow’s absence.
- The Capitals will be without winger Tom Wilson once again for their game this afternoon against Florida, notes Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press (Twitter link). Wilson suffered a lower-body injury in the opening period of the series back on Tuesday, a big loss for Washington with the 28-year-old coming off a career year offensively that saw him pot 24 goals and 28 assists in 78 games, good for fourth on the team in scoring. There will be at least one lineup change for the Capitals, however, as Ilya Samsonov will start in goal for that one.