Matt Murray
G PIT
1 hour ago

Murray will start in goal against the visiting Kings on Saturday, according to Josh Getzoff of PensTV.

EDGE Analysis

While Murray hasn't explicitly been confirmed as the starter, the writing is on the wall that he'll do the honors since Getzoff relayed from Penguins coach Mike Sullivan that he'd give both Friday's starter Casey DeSmith and Murray a turn in the back-to-back set of games. Of course, this will be Murray's first game back after a lower-body injury sent him to injured reserve. He'll square off against a Kings team with an egregious minus-30 goal differential and the worst record in the league at 11-20-2. This must be what Sullivan meant when he said he wanted to put Murray in the "best possible position to be successful."

Matt Murray
G PIT
3 days ago

Murray (lower body) was taken off injured reserve Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

While the Penguins have yet to name a starter for Wednesday's matchup with Chicago, the fact that Murray is back on the active roster means he is at least capable of serving as the backup. The Thunder Bay native will likely have to earn his job back from Casey DeSmith, who is 9-4-4 on the year with two shutouts and a .925 save percentage, which is significantly better than Murray's 4-5-1 record and .877 save percentage.

Matt Murray
G PIT
4 days ago

Murray (lower body) left the door open to possibly dressing against the Blackhawks on Wednesday, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even if Murray is healthy enough to be included in the lineup, coach Mike Sullivan may opt to keep him on the bench in order to give him some more time to get back to 100 percent. Unless the Thunder Bay native rediscovers his game, he could be forced to share the net with Casey DeSmith even once back to 100 percent.

Matt Murray
G PIT
5 days ago

Murray (lower body) will not be in the lineup versus the Islanders on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Murray split time in the non-starters net with Tristan Jarry at practice, so it would appear he is nearing a return to action. When the netminder is cleared to play remains to be seen, but he could struggle to pry the crease away from Casey DeSmith, who has performed well in the Thunder Bay native's absence.

Matt Murray
G PIT
7 days ago

Murray (lower body) is traveling with the Penguins on their three-game road trip and is close returning to practice, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is obviously encouraging news for Murray's owners, but it also effectively rules the 24-year-old netminder out of Saturday's matchup with Ottawa, and leaves his status for Monday's game against the Islanders in major doubt. Casey DeSmith will continue to shoulder the load in goal for the Penguins until Murray is ready to return.

Matt Murray
G PIT
2 weeks ago

Murray (lower body) took to the ice ahead of Monday's practice session.

EDGE Analysis

The fact that Murray didn't stick around for practice doesn't bode well for his availability versus Colorado on Tuesday, although coach Mike Sullivan didn't provide a firm timeline for the netminder's return. Until the Thunder Bay native is cleared to return, Casey DeSmith figures to see the bulk of the workload.

Matt Murray
G PIT
3 weeks ago

Murray has been placed on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

According to coach Mike Sullivan, Murray is expected to be out "longer-term" with his lower-body injury, so Casey DeSmith and Tristan Jarry will share the load in goal for the foreseeable future. The Penguins have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for Murray's recovery, but another update on his status should surface once he's able to return to practice.

Matt Murray
G PIT
4 weeks ago

Murray will guard the goal in Saturday's road game against the Senators, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray struggled in his last start Thursday against Tampa Bay, surrendering four goals on 26 shots en route to a 4-3 loss. The 24-year-old netminder will look to bounce back and snap his five-game losing streak in a road matchup with a Senators team that's averaging 3.64 goals per game at home this campaign, sixth in the NHL.

Matt Murray
G PIT
1 month ago

Murray will get the starting nod at home versus the Lightning on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Murray will return to the crease following a three-game stint on the bench in favor of Casey DeSmith. The 24-year-old Murray has been off his game this season, as he is 4-4-1 with a 3.87 GAA, .886 save percentage and one shutout. Tampa Bay is currently scoring 3.50 goals per game (second highest in the league) and will look to challenge Murray early and often.

Matt Murray
G PIT
1 month ago

Murray will be in goal at home versus the Devils on Monday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murray is currently on a three-game losing streak in which he logged a 4.30 GAA and .833 save percentage. The netminder has given up five or more goals in four of his eight appearances this season -- a far cry from the postseason hero he was during the Pens' back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. Pittsburgh doesn't really have another option behind Murray, so regardless of how much he struggles, he is unlikely to lose the starting job to Casey DeSmith.