Update: Tristan Jarry injury more serious than initially reported.
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Update: Tristan Jarry injury more serious than initially reported.

Very bad news for the Penguins.

Jonathan Larivee

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been hit with some pretty bad news in the weeks leading up to the Stanley Cup playoffs, and now a Penguins reporter is shining a light on the fact that things may be even worse than was originally believed.

Earlier today we covered comments made by Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan who would confirm the injury to Jarry on Saturday before adding that the team was monitoring the goaltender and expected him to be out week to week as a result of his injury. That in and of itself was a significant cause for concern, given that only 2 weeks remain in the regular season and we are now less than 3 weeks away from the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but it turns out the details surrounding this situation may make things look even more grim for the Penguins.

Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is now reporting that his sources have revealed to him that Jarry has actually suffered some form of a broken bone in his foot. That is a significant injury and one that could absolutely have an impact on the Penguins even if it is simply in the form of keeping Jarry on the sidelines for the foreseeable future.

Jarry has not only been the number one goaltender for the Penguins this season the reality is that he has been a workhorse for the franchise as well. Jarry has made 58 appearances in this regular season for the Penguins, recording a 2.42 goals against average and a .919 save percentage over that stretch of play.

The Penguins will now have about 2 weeks until the regular season comes to an end on the 29th of April and a few days between the end of the season and the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs which are set to begin on May 3rd. Whether or not that will prove time enough for Jarry to fully recover and get back into his rhythm before the playoffs begin remains to be seen and could be a determining factor for the Penguins.