Murray Placed on Injured Reserve

Pens goalie out 'longer term'

Jeff Hathhorn
November 22, 2018 - 4:50 pm
Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – Pens goalie Matt Murray was placed on injured reserve Friday with what head coach Mike Sullivan called a “longer-term lower body injury” that he has been dealing with for a couple of weeks.

Sullivan gave credit to Murray for trying to fight through the injury to help the team.  Murray has struggled, currently 60th in the NHL with a .877 save percentage and 62nd with a 4.08 goals against average.

Tristan Jarry was recalled from the AHL.  The 23-year-old has played 11 games in Wilkes-Barre Scranton and was 4-5-2 with a 2.89 GAA and .909 save percentage.

“He’s played extremely well,” said head coach Mike Sullivan.  “He had a really good training camp here.  We believe these guys are capable guys.”

Jarry joins Casey DeSmith, who likely be the number one net minder, as he is 12th in goals against average (2.39) and save percentage (.924) in 13 games.

“Both have NHL experience, both have been in this position last year and they did a real good job for us when Matt was hurt last year,” Sullivan said.  “We trust these guys.  We believe they can help us win games.”

“As long as I stay confident and keep it going out there and making the saves that I should, our team is good enough where we will win some games,” DeSmith said.