Matt Murray
G PIT
8 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.

Matt Murray
G PIT
8 months ago

Murray left Monday's practice early and is being evaluated for an undisclosed injury.

EDGE Analysis

Losing Murray for an extended period of time could sidetrack the Pens' chances of a three-peat. The severity of the 23-year-old's injury may factor into what general manager Jim Rutherford does in the final moments prior to the NHL trade deadline. If the netminder is unable to suit up against the Devils on Tuesday, Tristan Jarry figures to get a look between the pipes with Casey DeSmith likely being promoted from the minors.

Matt Murray
G PIT
8 months ago

Murray allowed two goals on 14 shots in relief of Tristan Jarry during a 6-5 loss to the Panthers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Having played Friday night, Murray was supposed to have Saturday off, but he was pressed into service when Jarry's play wasn't up to snuff in the second period. There was nothing Murray could have done on either of the goals he allowed, as the Penguins blue line left him out to dry twice. Nevertheless, Murray took the loss because the Penguins did come back to tie the game late in the third period. The loss drops him to 23-13-2 this season.

Matt Murray
G PIT
8 months ago

Murray saved 27 of 28 shots during Friday's 6-1 victory over Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

The Pittsburgh backstop has now won five straight games and allowed just nine goals with a .944 save percentage during the streak. The Penguins are scoring the most goals per game in the league since the All-Star break, and the addition of Derick Brassard should provide a notable boost. Murray's .909 save percentage and 2.81 GAA aren't standout marks, but it's probably wise to view him as a strong option in all settings moving forward.

Matt Murray
G PIT
8 months ago

Murray will tend twine Friday against the Hurricanes, Kurt Dusterberg of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray rides a four-game winning streak into Friday's game, accruing a .940 save percentage and 2.00 GAA in that stretch. The Pens are tearing it up right now too, averaging 4.33 goals per game over their last nine -- winning seven of those matchups. This provides ample support for Murray to record another win, especially since the Canes have just four goals over their last three contest.

Matt Murray
G PIT
8 months ago

Murray made 29 saves in Saturday's 5-3 win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Murray has now won four straight games and hasn't lost in regulation since Jan. 4. The Pens are surging, but not courtesy of Murray, who has struggled to find the excellence of his last two postseason runs. Still, he's 8-1-1 in his last nine starts and that's hard to criticize.

Matt Murray
G PIT
8 months ago

Murray will start in goal against the visiting Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray's chasing his fourth consecutive win, which would also give him eight victories through 11 appearances since the calendar flipped to 2018. He'll have to be cautious of Toronto's top-line trio comprised of Zach Hyman, Auston Matthews and William Nylander, as that's been the league's fifth-most productive unit offensively, per LeftWingLock.com. It's a tough matchup to be sure, but you'd be hard-pressed to find many fantasy owners deliberately sitting the two-time Stanley Cup champion in season-long settings.

Matt Murray
G PIT
8 months ago

Murray saved 34 of 35 shots during Thursday's 3-1 win over Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

Not only was this Murray's 100th win of his career, it was also his sixth through his past seven starts, and he hasn't lost in regulation during the stretch. The 23-year-old netminder continues to pile up wins, but his .908 save percentage and 2.85 GAA aren't the strongest ratios. Still, in the majority of settings, Murray remains a go-to option. There's also potential for him to improve his rate statistics over the coming weeks.

Matt Murray
G PIT
8 months ago

Murray will be going after his 100th career win as Thursday's home starter versus the Kings, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's amazing to think that Murray's already hoisted Lord Stanley's chalice two times before recording his 100th career win, but that's no misprint, and he was technically a rookie for both Stanley Cup runs. Everything seems to be clicking for the Ontario native lately, as you'd have to go back to Jan. 4 -- a span of nine games -- to find the last time that he lost in regulation. He'll look to keep the good times rolling against a Kings club that has lost two straight games and reportedly won't get to play its latest trade acquisition in Dion Phaneuf (via Ottawa) due to immigration complications.

Matt Murray
G PIT
8 months ago

Murray allowed three goals on 30 shots during Tuesday's 6-3 win over Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

Murray has now won five of his past six starts without losing in regulation. He owns a 20-12-2 record, .906 save percentage and 2.91 GAA for the campaign, so victories continue to buoy his fantasy stock. The Penguins appear to be rounding into Cup-contender form, so expect Murray to continue piling up wins. However, there's no guarantee his ratios will improve.