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.
No longer recalled
GPittsburgh Penguins
January 4, 2020
DeSmith, who was expected to be promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, will remain in the minors after losing his passport.
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The Penguins are traveling to Montreal, so DeSmith couldn't come on the trip without his passport. The team recalled Emil Larmi from ECHL Wheeling instead to back up Matt Murray so Tristan Jarry didn't have to travel. DeSmith still hasn't made his season debut at the top level this year, and he's posted a .909 save percentage and 10-8-2 record in the AHL ranks.
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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 for call-up
GPittsburgh Penguins
January 3, 2020
DeSmith will be promoted from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in order to serve as the backup against Montreal on Saturday.
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Waived by club
GPittsburgh Penguins
September 30, 2019
DeSmith was designated for waivers by the Penguins on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Set to play whole game
GPittsburgh Penguins
September 21, 2019
DeSmith will start and play the entire game Saturday against Columbus.
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Starting first preseason contest
GPittsburgh Penguins
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
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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