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Broken hand sidelines Matt Murray for 3-6 weeks

World Cup Of Hockey 2016 - Team Russia v Team North America

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: John Gibson #36 of Team North America replaces Matthew Murray #30 in net during the second period against Team Russia during the World Cup of Hockey tournament at the Air Canada Centre on September 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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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.