Penguins send down goalie Tristan Jarry, call up center Derek Grant
With Matt Murray cleared to return from a concussion, the Penguins sent goalie Tristan Jarry back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday and recalled center Derek Grant to take his place on the 23-man roster.
Murray suffered a concussion in practice last Monday, coach Mike Sullivan said. He was cleared in time to back up Casey DeSmith on Saturday night in Montreal. Jarry did not appear in a game during his recall.
Grant played one game for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, scoring a goal in a 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday night.
The goal came on a deflection, which is one area of his game the brief AHL stint allowed him to focus on.
“It’s something I try to work on. I like being around the net,” Grant said. “There were a lot of faceoffs in the game. That was fortunate for me. I could practice that. Obviously not getting in games and when I did, I was playing wing, it’s good to get back in and take a lot of draws. It was good for me.”
Grant said the waiver process is always fraught with uncertainty, but it’s nothing he hasn’t been used to an eight-year pro career that has seen him play 316 games in the AHL and 152 in the NHL.
“There’s a lot of ins and outs that go into that,” Grant said. “Other teams have their guys too. You never know. It’s a long 24 hours, for sure. But I’ve been through it before. I’m still here. I have to put that behind me now and focus on today.”
Justin Schultz’s injury and Monday’s moves leave the Penguins with a customary complement of 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goalies.
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