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Pittsburgh Penguins

Tristan Jarry will be out until after the All-Star break with an upper-body injury.

The goalie will miss Pittsburgh’s next two games, at the Washington Capitals on Thursday and against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. The Penguins then don’t play again until Feb. 7.

“We think that’ll be a productive time for him to be at his best,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said.

Jarry did not practice Wednesday and was a late scratch Tuesday, when he was initially announced to start at home against the Florida Panthers. He is 16-5-5 with a 2.65 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 27 starts this season.

Casey DeSmith started in place of Jarry against Florida, making 33 saves with no backup in a 7-6 overtime win. He is 7-9-3 with an NHL career-high 3.34 GAA and career-low .900 save percentage in 20 games (19 starts) this season.

Goalie Dustin Tokarski was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis.

Tokarski was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Jan. 20, when Jarry returned from a lower-body injury sustained against the Boston Bruins in the 2023 Discover NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2.

After missing seven games, Jarry allowed three goals on 70 shots in two starts. He made a season-high 44 saves in a 4-1 win against the Ottawa Senators on Jan. 20, and 23 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. — Wes Crosby

Seattle Kraken

Justin Schultz It is week to week for the Kraken with an undisclosed injury.

The defenseman has missed two games following a collision with the Edmonton Oilers forward Zach Hyman in the first period of a 5-2 loss on Jan. 17.

Forward Jaden Schwartz (undisclosed) missed his sixth consecutive game when the Kraken won 6-1 against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. Forwards Andrey Burakovsky, Alex Wennberg and Yanni Gourde being game-time decisions after each played. Wennberg was the only one to practice with the main group Tuesday.

Forward John Hayden was recalled from Coachella Valley of the American Hockey League.

Florida Panthers

Sam Bennett did not play for the Panthers in a 7-6 overtime loss to the Penguins on Tuesday because of a lower-body injury.

The forward was injured in the first period of a 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday when he crashed into the half-boards by the visitors bench before returning midway through the second and missing the third.

Florida coach Paul Maurice said the injury is not long term but is not sure if Bennett will return for his next game against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.

Bennett has 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) in 49 games this season.

Calgary Flames

Chris Tanev will be out until after the All-Star break for the Flames with an upper-body injury.

The defenseman left a 4-3 overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday after a collision with the Blue Jackets forward. Eric Robinson in the first period.

Tanev won’t play against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday or Seattle on Friday. Following the All-Star break, Calgary plays the Rangers on Feb. 7.

“If everything goes well, we’ll get him back after the break,” Flames coach Daryl Sutter said Wednesday. “If there’s any blessing in having a long break, that’s it, right?”

Sutter also said the injury was not related to the shoulder injury Tanev had this offseason, which required surgery.

Tanev has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 40 games this season.

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