Casey DeSmith
Casey DeSmith
27-Year-Old GoalieG
Pittsburgh Penguins
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.75 million contract extension with the Penguins in January of 2019.
Concedes four goals in loss
GPittsburgh Penguins
January 13, 2019
DeSmith allowed four goals on 24 shots on the road against Los Angeles on Saturday.
DeSmith -- who was making his first start since signing a new three-year contract extension -- has lost in each of his last two contests, the only two defeats for the Penguins in their last 12 outings. The New Hampshire native figures to see one more start before the All-Star break, as the team has a back-to-back Friday and Saturday versus Arizona and Vegas, respectively.
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Gets starting nod Saturday
GPittsburgh Penguins
January 12, 2019
DeSmith will protect the road cage in Saturday's game versus the Kings, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
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Inks contract extension
GPittsburgh Penguins
January 11, 2019
DeSmith secured a three-year contract extension with the Penguins on Friday worth $1.25 million annually.
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On wrong side of things Sunday
GPittsburgh Penguins
January 6, 2019
DeSmith gave up four goals on 30 shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks.
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Will make first start of 2019
GPittsburgh Penguins
January 6, 2019
DeSmith will tend the twine for Sunday's home game versus the Blackhawks, Wes Crosby of reports.
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Finishes off great December
GPittsburgh Penguins
December 31, 2018
DeSmith allowed two goals on 33 shots in a 3-2 victory against the Wild on Monday.
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