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Upper-body injury sidelines Penguins’ Matt Murray |

Upper-body injury sidelines Penguins’ Matt Murray

Jonathan Bombulie
| Wednesday, February 6, 2019 2:10 p.m
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray blocks a shot during an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin a three-game road trip with uncertainty in net due to an injury to goalie Matt Murray.

Coach Mike Sullivan said Murray missed Wednesday’s practice because he was being evaluated for an upper-body injury.

Sullivan said Murray will make the trip, which opens Thursday night in Florida, with the team. He said the injury is not a concussion.

Murray made 28 saves in a 4-0 loss to Carolina on Tuesday night and showed no signs of injury during the game or while meeting with reporters afterwards.

Murray missed almost a month earlier this season with a lower-body injury. He is 11-4-0 with a .930 save percentage since returning from that injury Dec. 15.

Backup Casey DeSmith ended a personal three-game losing streak with a 37-save performance in a 5-3 Penguins win over Ottawa last Friday.

Sullivan said Evgeni Malkin (upper body) and Justin Schultz (leg) will also make the trip. Malkin did not practice Wednesday. Schultz did.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan by email at or via Twitter .

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