Penguins goalie Matt Murray activated from injured reserve
CHICAGO — Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray cleared one of the final hurdles to making his return to the lineup Wednesday morning when he was activated off the injured reserve list.
Murray has been out since Thanksgiving with a lower-body injury. Tristan Jarry was returned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL to make room on the roster.
The Penguins visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night, then host the Boston Bruins on Friday and Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. It is still unclear which game will mark Murray’s return to a starting role.
Murray hasn’t played since being pulled after allowing three goals on 10 shots in the first period of a 6-4 loss at Ottawa on Nov. 17.
Five days later, he was placed on the injured list with a lingering lower-body injury.
“There’s so many different kinds of injuries that we go through,” Murray said Tuesday. “Some are more serious than others. Some are more immediate than others. The thing I was dealing with was just kind of lingering and getting a little bit worse and worse but still not enough to come out. Eventually, it got bad enough where you say you just need some time to rest it.”
Jarry went 0-1-1 with an .877 save percentage during his call-up.
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