Casey DeSmith
Casey DeSmith
29-Year-Old GoalieG
Pittsburgh Penguins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Heading into the 2019-20 campaign, DeSmith was originally expected to be the No. 2 option behind Matt Murray while the team was openly shopping Tristan Jarry. A lot has changed since then, as Jarry will now be the guy in Pittsburgh while DeSmith will jump up from the AHL to take the backup role after not getting into a single NHL game last year. With the prospect of a condensed schedule, coach Mike Sullivan could deploy his netminders in a 60/40 split, but there's no doubt that Jarry will be the No. 1, limiting DeSmith's fantasy value to managers looking to deploy a tandem. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.75 million contract extension with the Penguins in January of 2019.
Handed road loss
GPittsburgh Penguins
April 18, 2021
DeSmith stopped 25 of 28 shots Sunday in a 4-2 loss to Buffalo.
ANALYSIS
DeSmith gave up a one-timer goal to Arttu Ruotsalainen 26 seconds into the game and was flat-out overpowered on a pair of Sam Reinhart goals over the final two periods. The 29-year-old DeSmith has allowed 17 goals over his last four appearances, winning just once with an .828 save percentage.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Guarding net Sunday
GPittsburgh Penguins
April 18, 2021
DeSmith will protect the road net in Sunday's game versus the Sabres.
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Carried to win by offense
GPittsburgh Penguins
April 9, 2021
DeSmith turned aside 27 shots in Friday's 6-4 win over the Devils.
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Starting in New Jersey
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April 9, 2021
DeSmith will defend the blue paint during Friday's road game versus the Devils.
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Struggles in relief
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April 6, 2021
DeSmith allowed four goals on 14 shots in the final two periods of Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Rangers after replacing Tristan Jarry.
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Buried by Bruins
GPittsburgh Penguins
April 3, 2021
DeSmith stopped 21 of 27 shots in Saturday's 7-5 loss to the Bruins.
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