Casey DeSmith

Casey DeSmith

30-Year-Old GoalieG
Pittsburgh Penguins
Out
Injury Abdomen
Est. Return 9/15/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
DeSmith was ticketed for a clear backup role behind No. 1 man Tristan Jarry to begin last season, but the former outplayed the latter and ended up earning 20 starts over the course of the year. DeSmith's 11-7-0 record, 2.54 GAA and .912 save percentage were all respectable numbers for a guy who entered the season with all of 50 NHL games under his belt. Jarry imploded in Pittsburgh's six-game first-round playoff loss to the Islanders, but DeSmith still found himself nailed to the bench the entire series. He is going to find himself behind Jarry in the pecking order to begin the upcoming campaign and it's still not out of the realm of possibility that the Penguins bring in a veteran goaltender to push both DeSmith and Jarry. Keep an eye on DeSmith to see how it all plays out, but as of now there's limited fantasy upside here. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.75 million contract extension with the Penguins in January of 2019.
Undergoes core-muscle surgery
GPittsburgh Penguins
Abdomen
May 6, 2022
DeSmith underwent core-muscle surgery Friday and will miss the remainder of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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While DeSmith should be ready for the start of the 2021-22 campaign, the 30-year-old netminder is set to hit free agency this offseason and this injury could reduce the number of suitors vying for his services. In the meantime, with Tristan Jarry (foot) yet to resume skating, Louis Domingue will have to carry the load for the Penguins in the playoffs.
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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.
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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Unavailable Thursday
GPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
May 5, 2022
DeSmtih (lower body) will not be in the lineup against the Rangers on Thursday.
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Deemed day-to-day
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Lower Body
May 4, 2022
DeSmith is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.
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Leaves game in second overtime
GPittsburgh Penguins
Lower Body
May 3, 2022
DeSmith (lower body) exited Tuesday's Game 1 versus the Rangers in the second overtime, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Defending cage Tuesday
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May 3, 2022
DeSmtih will tend the twine for Tuesday's Game 1 road clash with the Rangers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
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Collects win Friday
GPittsburgh Penguins
April 30, 2022
DeSmith made 33 saves in Friday's 5-3 win over the Blue jackets.
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