Murray (lower body) was taken off injured reserve Wednesday. While the Penguins have yet to name a starter for Wednesday's matchup with Chicago, the fact that Murray is back on the active roster means he is at least capable of serving as the backup. The Thunder Bay native will likely have to earn his job back from Casey DeSmith, who is 9-4-4 on the year with two shutouts and a .925 save percentage, which is significantly better than Murray's 4-5-1 record and .877 save percentage.
Murray (lower body) could dress against the Blackhawks on Wednesday, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports. Even if Murray is healthy enough to be included in the lineup, coach Mike Sullivan may opt to keep him on the bench in order to give him some more time to get back to 100 percent. Unless the Thunder Bay native rediscovers his game, he could be forced to share the net with Casey DeSmith even once he's back to 100 percent.
Murray (lower body) will not be in the lineup versus the Islanders on Monday. Murray split time in the non-starters net with Tristan Jarry at practice, so it would appear he is nearing a return to action. When the netminder is cleared to play remains to be seen, but he could struggle to pry the crease away from Casey DeSmith, who has performed well in the Thunder Bay native's absence.
Murray (lower body) is traveling with the Penguins on their three-game road trip and is close to returning to practice, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. This is obviously encouraging news for Murray's owners, but it also effectively rules the 24-year-old netminder out of Saturday's matchup with Ottawa, and leaves his status for Monday's game against the Islanders in major doubt. Casey DeSmith will continue to shoulder the load in goal for the Penguins until Murray is ready to return.
Murray (lower body) took to the ice ahead of Monday's practice session. The fact that Murray didn't stick around for practice doesn't bode well for his availability versus Colorado on Tuesday, although coach Mike Sullivan didn't provide a firm timeline for the netminder's return. Until the Thunder Bay native is cleared to return, Casey DeSmith figures to see the bulk of the workload.
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