Jarry Made Most Of Brief Time Back In Town

October 10, 2018

WILKES-BARRE —Tristan Jarry’s return to the AHL ended up being productive, but much shorter than anticipated.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins headed to Cranberry on Tuesday in preparation for the team’s upcoming two-game series against the Cleveland Monsters, but the goaltender’s itinerary changed dramatically with the news that Pittsburgh’s Matt Murray suffered a concussion. As a result, the 23-year-old Jarry will head back to the parent club without appearing in a single AHL game.

“He’s been playing great the short time he’s been here,” Penguins head coach Clark Donatelli said Tuesday. “(He’s) gonna do well up there. He’s focused. He was only here a short time, but he had some really good practices.”

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is more than prepared for the netminder’s absence.

Like in the preseason, its tandem will go back to Anthony Peters and John Muse and stay that way barring any moves by Pittsburgh as a result of Murray’s injury. Donatelli said he wasn’t sure which of the two would start Thursday against the Monsters.

In all likelihood, the pair will get one game each on the trip.

As recently as yesterday, Donatelli had hinted that the team would likely need to send a goaltender to the ECHL. Jarry’s departure changes that.

“Yeah well, it’s funny how that works out, isn’t it?” Donatelli said. “That’s why we have depth at the goalie position.”

TV time

On Tuesday, the AHL announced that two Penguins games will be broadcast on the NHL Network. They are March 13 and April 7, both in Allentown against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The network will show 15 AHL events total during the course of the regular season, including the All-Star Challenge and Classic in Springfield.

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