Casey DeSmith
Casey DeSmith
28-Year-Old GoalieG
Pittsburgh Penguins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
DeSmith was able to secure Pittsburgh's backup job during training camp ahead of the 2018-19 campaign. The 27-year-old went on to appear in 36 games, compiling a 15-11-5 record while posting a 2.75 GAA and three shutouts. While the Penguins still have Tristan Jarry in their system, the spot on the 23-man roster behind Matt Murray is firmly in DeSmith's hands. Considering Murray's injury woes, it wouldn't be surprising to see DeSmith log another 30-to-35 games with a strong Pens club this season, giving him the potential to be a decent streaming/No. 3 option in most fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.75 million contract extension with the Penguins in January of 2019.
Waived by club
GPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
September 30, 2019
DeSmith was designated for waivers by the Penguins on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
ANALYSIS
DeSmith may have been the preferred option behind Matt Murray, but he makes nearly double that of Tristan Jarry and the Penguins are hurting for cap space. If the club can make a salary dump at some point down the road, the 28-year-old DeSmith would likely find himself back in Pittsburgh, assuming he clears waivers ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Heading into training camp, DeSmith figures to be slightly behind Tristan Jarry in the battle for the No. 2 job in Pittsburgh -- if only because the organization used a high pick (44th overall) on Jarry. The competition to serve as Matt Murray's backup should be considered wide open and a decision for the Opening Night roster spot likely won't be made until well into September. Even if DeSmith were to find himself in the minors to start the season, both players are on two-way deals and a flip could be made at any point during the year. Considering how often Murray deals with injuries, the 26-year-old could see some time between the pipes in the NHL this year -- how much won't become clear for awhile.
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Set to play whole game
GPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
September 21, 2019
DeSmith will start and play the entire game Saturday against Columbus.
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Starting first preseason contest
GPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
September 16, 2019
DeSmith will patrol the crease in Monday's preseason tilt against Buffalo, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
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Needed in relief
GPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
March 16, 2019
DeSmith stopped 12 of 13 shots after replacing Matt Murray early in the second period of Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Blues.
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Perfect in win over Sabres
GPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
March 15, 2019
DeSmith made 26 saves in Thursday's 5-0 win over Buffalo for his third shutout of 2018-19.
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Gets starting nod Thursday
GPittsburgh Penguins  Minors
March 14, 2019
DeSmith will be between the pipes against the Sabres on the road Thursday.
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