Murray was perfect Thursday, turning aside 38 shots to earn his first shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs. Making only his second start of the season, Pittsburgh's No.1 goalie frustrated a Toronto team that came into Wednesday's contest having scored the most goals in the league (33). Now with four days off between games, Murray, who is coming off a concussion, will benefit from added rest and should be back between the pipes Wednesday when the Penguins take on the Oilers.
Murray will defend the cage for Thursday's road matchup with Toronto, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports. Murray will be making his first start since sustaining a concussion in practice Oct. 8. The netminder will no doubt be hoping to put his disappointing start to the season behind him after giving up 11 goals in the opening two outings of the year. As long as he can stay healthy -- something the Thunder Bay native has struggled with throughout his young career -- he should see the bulk of the starts for the Penguins the rest of the way.
Murray (concussion) will serve as the backup to Casey DeSmith in Saturday's road game against the Canadiens, Josh Yohe of The Athletic reports. If you're Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, a part of you has to be hoping that Murray ultimately isn't needed for relief duty against the Habs. If DeSmith goes the distance in this next one, Murray would be afforded three days of rest before potentially drawing the start for Tuesday's home game against the Canucks.
Murray (concussion) will make the trip to Montreal for Saturday's game against the Canadiens. When speaking to reporters about Murray's status following Friday's skate, coach Mike Sullivan said "He practiced full today with the team. We thought he had a strong practice and we will see how he responds. He is status quo as of now and we will evaluate but he is traveling." The Penguins have yet to announce a starter for their matchup with Montreal, but if Murray is unable to go, it appears as though he'll have a very good shot at returning to action Tuesday against Vancouver. Pittsburgh should release another update on the 24-year-old netminder's status following Saturday's morning skate.
Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "(Murray) will not be available for tonight. He's still progressing and his status is day-to-day," ruling him out versus the Golden Knights on Thursday due to his concussion. While Murray seemed to take a much more optimistic stance when doing his post-practice interviews, Sullivan shut down the idea that the netminder would be available to serve as the backup to Casey DeSmith on Thursday. Prior to puck drop, the club will likely promote Tristan Jarry from the minors. Whether Murray will be able to suit up against the Canadiens on Saturday remains to be seen.
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