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Penguins’ Matt Murray Week-to-Week with Injury

Penguins' Matt Murray Week-to-Week with Injury Ken Lund/via

Goaltender dealing with lower-body injury sustained Wednesday night


PITTSBURGH-Wednesday night, the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from two one-goal deficits to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 and extend their home point streak to 10 games. Unfortunately for them, they lost goaltender Matt Murray to injury during the game. Now, its a wait-and-see game for his return.

The Penguins announced on Thursday that Murray is week-to-week with the lower-body injury he suffered Wednesday night against the Hurricanes.

The 22-year-old netminder started the game against Carolina, but had to leave after the second period after sustaining the injury. He was replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury.

Murray is 13-3-1 with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage in 19 games this season for Pittsburgh. All of this is after he suffered a broken hand at the World Cup of Hockey in September while playing for Team North America.

While Murray getting injured is a downer for Pittsburgh, an anomaly in the schedule for the Penguins could mean that he may miss only one game. Pittsburgh hosts on Montreal on Saturday, but then doesn’t play again until January 8. So if his injuries heals quickly, Murray could be back between the pipes on the second Sunday of 2017.

Fleury is expected to start on Saturday.