Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announced today that goaltender Matt Murray will miss three-to-six weeks with a broken hand.
According to a press release, the 22-year old suffered the injury on Sept. 19 in a 4-3 loss against Team Russia in the World Cup of Hockey. In the contest, Murray allowed four goals on seven shots and was pulled in the losing effort.
Murray was influential during the Penguins’ Stanley Cup Championship run this summer, posting a 15-6 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.
Veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will likely take over in Murray’s absence, leaving the Penguins in more-than-capable hands.
Fleury has compiled 357 victories over 653 career games played and sports a career 2.56 GAA and .912 save percentage. The 31-year old has compiled at least 30 wins in eight of his 12 seasons in the NHL and has won 40-plus games on two occasions in 2006-07 and 2011-12.
Murray has only made 13 regular season starts in his NHL career, going 9-2 with a 2.00 GAA and a .930 save percentage.
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