Douglas Murray D MON 4 Months

Doug Murray is expected to become an unrestricted free agent in July.

There hasn't been an official announcement from the team, but it's being reported that the Canadiens have decided not to offer him a contract. In 53 games for Montreal in 2013-14, he recorded two assists, 144 blocks, 115 blocks and a minus-12 rating.

Douglas Murray D MON 5 Months

Doug Murray was left feeling "disappointed" following Montreal's elimination from the playoffs.

"I would have love to contribute more," he said. "I'm not satisfied." Murray appeared in only three games during the Canadiens' postseason run that ended in the Eastern Conference Final. He played in 53 contests during the regular season. Murray can become an unrestricted free agent in July.

Douglas Murray D MON 5 Months

Although many Habs' fans love to blame Doug Murray for everything, it was not the defenseman's fault the Bruins won Game 4 in overtime while he was on the ice.

Murray, who was paired with Mike Weaver, had a strong game and earned the praise of Montreal coach Michel Thetrien. Of Murry and Weaver, Therrien had this to say: "They [Murray and Weaver] were physical, blocked shots, contained well... (They) did a fantastic job for us." So Canadiens' fans give Murray a break for once.

Douglas Murray D MON 6 Months

Doug Murray skated on Montreal's third pairing at practice on Monday.

He was paired with Mike Weaver, which made Francis Bouillon the odd man out. However, it isn't clear if this change will made for Game 3. Murray hasn't played in a playoff game with the Canadiens yet after he appeared in 53 games during the regular season.

Douglas Murray D MON 6 Months

Douglas Murray may see some more playing time in round two of the NHL playoffs.

The Habs wanted to employ a faster team against the young and quick Tampa squad and therefore Francis Bouillon and Mike Weaver got to play over Murray and Jarred Tinordi. Against a different opponent in round two, Murray's toughness may be needed. Another player who may be called upon to play a bigger role going forward is Travis Moen, who seems to have recovered from a concussion. Once the Canadiens know who they will be playing, a number of lineup decisions will become clear.

Douglas Murray D MON 6 Months

Doug Murray's return from a three-game suspension lasted for about half of Thursday's loss to the New York Islanders.

He was assessed a five-minute major for checking Johan Sundstrom from behind and received a game misconduct. However, the NHL has already said that Murray won't be suspended for the infraction.

Douglas Murray D MON 6 Months

Doug Murray is eligible to get back into Montreal's lineup on Thursday.

He has finished serving his three-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay's Mike Kostka.

Douglas Murray D MON 7 Months

Doug Murray has been suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Ba defenseman Mike Kostka.

The incident occurred on Tuesday late in the third period and it left Kostka concussed. Murray won't be eligible to return until next Thursday when the Canadiens host the New York Islanders on Apr. 10.

Douglas Murray D MON 7 Months

Doug Murray will face a disciplinary hearing Thursday for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay's Mike Kostka on Tuesday night.

Murray received a match penalty on the play. The incident occurred late in the third period. Kostka was eventually able to get up under his own power.

Douglas Murray D MON 7 Months

Doug Murray will dress on Saturday.

He's been a healthy scratch for Montreal's past three games. Just an FYI, as Murray is only viable in very deep leagues that credit shot blocks and hits.