Pittsburgh Penguins: Matt Murray to Return on Sunday

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 27: Matt Murray
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 27: Matt Murray /
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will have goaltender Matt Murray back between the pipes on Sunday night.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the club announced that Matt Murray will be ready to play against the Detroit Red wings on Sunday.

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Murray had sustained an upper-body injury during Wednesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was initially ruled out to miss a couple of games. After missing Friday’s 2-1 loss against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Penguins got the news that Murray will be able to play.

Good News for Us

The addition of Matt Murray is great news for us. Tristan Jerry is becoming an exceptional backup goalie and starter in his own right, but nobody can replace Matt Murray right now. We’ve been losing lately, and we need all the help we can get as soon as possible.

The Penguins will be trying to climb back out of the rut they are in, holding seventh place in the Metropolitan Division. A win against the Detroit Red Wings is a must at this point.

Getting Everyone Back

Matt Murray’s return is a relief for the Penguins who are already battling a number of injuries.

Justin Schultz hasn’t played since Dec. 5th after sustaining a lower-body injury. Add Kris Letang’s recent injury and that’s another star player who will be sitting out during Sunday’s game. Not to mention that Evgeni Malkin missed practice because he wasn’t feeling well, however there is no indication that he will sit out on Sunday.

Luckily, Murray is able to play and the injury bug won’t hit us that hard.