Penguins Casey DeSmith undergoes surgery; will be ready for next season

May 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith (1) allows goal by Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) (not pictured) during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins No. 2 goalie Casey DeSmith underwent surgery Thursday to repair a bilateral core muscle injury.

He’ll need 6-to-8 weeks of recovery time.

DeSmith, 29, went 11-7-0 in 20 games for the Penguins this season, recording a .912 save percentage with a 2.54 goals-against average. The netminder missed the final three games of the regular season and Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs due to the injury.

–Field Level Media