Western Conference Powerhouse Eyeing Tristan Jarry

Published June 16, 2023 at 2:04 PM
BY TJ TUCKER
     
With the NHL's Unrestricted Free Agency fast approaching, a major team in the Western Conference seems ready to take a run at Tristan Jarry, goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Situation



The LA Kings gave up a lot to pick up goaltender Joonas Korpisalo and defenceman Vladislav Gavrikov from the Columbus Blue Jackets. Gavrikov has since signed in extension with LA, but things are nearly as clear for Korpisalo. There have been rumours of an impasse on an extension between the Kings and Korpisalo's agent, while some have suggested LA may not even make an offer. That could be where Jarry comes in.

"Tristan Jarry is expected to hit free agency this summer and would be an excellent option for the Kings. He's posted above a .900 save percentage and a positive goals saved above expected over the last four seasons and has proven he can be a number one goalie when healthy." - Austin Stanovich, LA Hockey Now



Staying healthy is the big thing. Jarry has had issues with injuries over the past four seasons, although he did play 47 games in 2022-23.

Pricing Himself Out?



One major thing for the Kings would be the need to move money out in order to bring Jarry in. Jarry is coming off a contract that had a $3.5 million cap hit, and will almost certainly be seeking a raise. The Kings currently have around $7.3 million in cap space, but there are still extensions to be signed.

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Western Conference Powerhouse Eyeing Tristan Jarry

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