The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed 23-year-old goaltender Matt Murray on injured Reserve after leaving last nights game against the Flyers before the end of the second period.
Murray was hurt stopping Jake Voracek with 4:06 remaining when Voracek lost his edge and crashed into Murray’s right leg while he stretched it against the post. Murray was helped from the ice as shown above and replaced by Tristian Jarry who picked up his second win while in relief.
Casey DeSmith was called up from WB/S on Tuesday morning and figures to see some time with a back to back situation looming this weekend with the Buffalo Sabres.
DeSmith was up with the big club after the Pens cut Antti Niemi in late October. He gave up three goals on 15 shots in a game in Winnipeg on October 29th before being sent back to the AHL in favor of Jarry.
Murray so far this season is 11-7-1 on the year with a 2.95 goals against average and a .906 save percentage.
One bit of info coming from bob McKenzie of TSN paints a not so gloom and doom outlook for Murray.
Early indications, subject to refinement of course, but sounds like Matt Murray’s injury likely to be in the two-to-four week range. May get more specifics from PIT later today. https://t.co/BEHbgp6pUK
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 28, 2017
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***Updated*** Mike Sullivan said after practice that Murray is officially week-to-week and Evgeni Malkin will travell with the team to Buffalo on Friday, but is still listed as day-to-day.