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Pittsburgh Penguins re-sign goaltender Casey DeSmith to two-year contract worth $3.6M

The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed goaltender Casey DeSmith to a two-year, $3.6 million contract on Tuesday. The organization tweeted:  “Welcome back, Casey! The Penguins have agreed to terms with DeSmith on a two-year contract. The contract runs through the 2023.24 season and carries an AAV of $1.8 million.”  DeSmith was slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 13.

The 30-year-old DeSmith posted an 11-6-5 record with three shutouts during the regular season and recorded a 2.79 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. He started Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs against the New York Rangers and made 48 saves before exiting midway through the second overtime period due to injury.

DeSmith, who was undrafted and joined the Penguins as a free agent in 2017, holds a 43-28-11 career record over four seasons in Pittsburgh.

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