Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray (concussion) will be an option in goal against the Islanders on Tuesday, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Mike Sullivan told reporters, "We'll see how (Murray) responds and tomorrow we'll make a decision,". It would seem that barring a setback, Murray not only will suit up versus New York, but may even get the start. Final confirmation on a starter should come from Sullivan following the game-day skate Tuesday.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray (concussion) participated in practice Saturday, Jonathan Bombulie of TribLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray has been sidelined since Feb. 24 against the Panthers, but his return to practice Saturday suggests he's nearly ready to retake the crease. With a couple more days ahead before the team's next contest Tuesday against the Islanders, there's an outside shot he starts. However, Murray indicated after the session that he doesn't have a timetable for return at this point.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray (concussion) took shots during Wednesday's practice session, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray will continue to be evaluated as he works his way back from a concussion, but hitting the ice with his teammates is a step in the right direction. The fact that the netminder is on the road with the Pens is a decent indication they are hoping to have him ready to go before returning to Pittsburgh, although coach Mike Sullivan has not provided a specific timeline.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray (concussion) will join the Penguins on their upcoming three-game road trip.

EDGE Analysis

According to coach Mike Sullivan, "Murray took full shots this morning when he skated on his own before practice," which is a step forward from the controlled shots he saw previously. Considering the Thunder Bay native has yet to resume practicing, Wednesday's matchup with the Rangers seems a little too soon. Having said that, the netminder wouldn't be traveling with the team if he wasn't getting closer to returning to action.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray (concussion) skated before the Penguins' Friday practice session and took what coach Mike Sullivan termed "controlled shots,".

EDGE Analysis

Based on the terminology used by Sullivan, Murray likely didn't face anything that could be considered live action in order to avoid him catching a puck up high. A member of the coaching staff probably put some rubber into his pads in order to get him moving around on the ice. While this may help keep up the netminder's conditioning, it's not a huge step forward, as he was still unable to take part in practice. The focus for the 23-year-old is likely being ready in time for the playoffs and Pittsburgh is not going to rush him back into action any sooner than it has to.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray (concussion) once again skated on his own before practice Tuesday without facing any shots, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

With how quickly Murray returned to on ice sessions, it seemed as though he would be back sooner rather than later, but considering he has yet to make any additional progress, fantasy owners certainly have cause for concern. Unless Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith completely start to sink the ship, the Pens should be in no rush to get Murray back into the crease -- with their focus on winning another Stanley Cup.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray (concussion) skated on his own prior to Monday's game-day skate, Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Murray was unable to participate in practice, he certainly shouldn't be expected to suit up against the Flames on Monday. At this point, the Pens' primary concern is likely whether the 23-year-old will be available for the start of the playoffs. According to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Murray didn't face any shots and appeared to be doing mostly conditioning type work. When the netminder returns to action remains to be seen, as the club has yet to release a specific timeline -- and likely won't considering the inherent difficulty of pinning down when a player will be cleared from the concussion protocol.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray (concussion) will not dress for Saturday's game against the Islanders, though he did skate in the morning session.

EDGE Analysis

Murray was on the ice for the second straight day, though the team has yet to give him the green light to face shots in practice. According to this latest report, Tristan Jarry has received the starting nod for the evening's contest. Expect the Penguins to be cautious with Murray since the team is a shoo-in for postseason play.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 months ago

Murray (concussion) skated in full gear Friday, but didn't face any shots, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's just the first step in Murray's recovery, as he remains out indefinitely. Based on the Penguins' 8-4 shelling at the hands of the Bruins on Thursday, fans and fantasy owners alike will be clamoring to get the 23-year-old back as soon as possible. In the meantime, Casey DeSmith and Tristan Jarry figure to split the netminder duties.

Matt Murray
G PIT
6 months ago

Murray suffered a concussion after getting hit by a puck during practice Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Murray's upcoming absence could have significant implications for a Penguins squad with postseason intentions, depending on how long the issue holds the netminder out of action. Given the amount of time remaining prior to the playoffs, the 23-year-old netminder should have a decent opportunity to rejoin the action for the playoffs at a minimum. In the meantime, Pittsburgh should roll with a combination of Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith between the pipes moving forward.