Murphy scored a third-period goal in Monday's 3-2 loss to Washington -- his first since Dec. 29. Murphy fired a shot on Washington's Braden Holtby that found its way through traffic and ended up in the back of the net. The goal came just a minute after the Capitals used a quick pair of scores to go up by two. The defenseman had a solid game, taking four shots and registering 23:08 on the ice, his highest total in eight games. Still, Murphy isn't much of a fantasy option with just 11 total points this season.
Murphy (lower body) said he'll play Friday versus the Canucks, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. The physical winger missed Tuesday's game against the Bruins, but the ailment seems minor based on his own confidence that he'll lace his skates for Friday's contest. When healthy, Murphy is likely to pick up a modest amount of PIMs, but he needs to gain more experience before becoming much of a threat to score or deliver helpers.
Murphy (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Bruins, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Murphy likely suffered the injury in Monday's tilt against the Maple Leafs, as the ailment wasn't reported until the Coyotes took the ice for pregame warmups ahead of Tuesday's game against the Bruins. He will hope to return to action Friday against the Canucks.
Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy assisted on rookie Max Domi's first NHL goal Friday against the Kings. The Coyotes are expecting big things out of Murphy in his second full season with the team. He made a nice play to keep the puck in the offensive zone to allow Domi to send one past Jonathan Quick. Murphy played 18:37 and finished plus-1 on the night, a good sign considering he was a minus-27 in 73 games last season. He was pretty much the only other defenseman outside Oliver Ekman-Larsson to see power-play time.
Connor Murphy will play for Team USA at the upcoming World Championships, reports Sarah McLellan of AZ Central.
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