Casey DeSmith has surgery for core muscle injuryJune 10, 2021 | 02:02 PM
Casey DeSmith underwent successful bilateral core muscle injury repair on Thursday, according to Pittsburgh GM Ron Hextall.
Analysis: DeSmith is expected to recover in six-to-eight weeks. He missed the final two games of the regular season and all six postseason matches because of the injury. Coach Mike Sullivan referred to the issue as a soft-tissue groin injury after the Penguins were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round. DeSmith had a record of 11-7-0 during the 2020-21 season with a .912 save percentage and 2.54 goals-against average in 20 appearances.