The Penguins have recently put back up goalie and veteran Anti Niemi on waivers. Before clearing through waivers, the Florida Panthers had claimed him. The waiver claim is most likely due to an injury sustained by starting goalie Roberto Luongo. Niemi (0-3-0) had lost all three games he started and has allowed 16 goals on 79 shots this year and had a .770 GAA.
With the subtraction of Niemi, the former undrafted free agent Casey DeSmith gets his first recall as a professional hockey player. DeSmith is 3-0-0 with a goals allowed average under one (GAA 0.98). In The 2016-2017 season DeSmith started 29 games and won 21 of them (21-5-1) while owning a 2.01 GAA.
Now that the goalie position is better than it was, the Penguins still have some holes to fix.