Broken hand sidelines Matt Murray for 3-6 weeks
The Pittsburgh Penguins presented bad news on Saturday: Matt Murray is expected to miss anywhere between three-to-six weeks because of a broken hand.
He suffered the injury while representing Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey on Sept. 19.
Murray joins Tyler Seguin and others on a list of injuries that likely leaves some NHL GMs grumbling about the risks associated with participating in the tournament.
Even if Murray doesn’t miss a ton of regular season time, it stands to mention that the Penguins are likely relieved that they didn’t trade one of their goalie options (yet?).
For Marc-Andre Fleury, it’s a head start on wrestling back the top job after injuries scuttled his own chances late in 2015-16.
Penguins GM Jim Rutherford said that Murray won’t be rushed back to action. The best news is that it doesn’t look like he’ll need surgery.