Penguins activate goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from IR

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored goals 34 seconds apart in the third period to help lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from injured reserved, the team announced Saturday.

Fleury rejoins the Penguins after sitting out eight games with a concussion.

Goaltender Matt Murray was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League in a corresponding move. Murray posted a 1.72 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage in four games with Penguins during Fleury’s absence.

Fleury appears to be in line to start Saturday night.

Fleury is 13-10-2 with a 2.29 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage in 25 games with the Penguins this season. The 31-year-old goaltender was placed on the shelf after experiencing concussion-like symptoms following a loss to the Washington Capitals on Dec. 14.

The Penguins host the New York Islanders on Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET.

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