Penguins’ Matt Murray placed on injured reserve with lower-body injury

Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean and Caroline Cameron discussed the Pittsburgh Penguins placing goalie Matt Murray on the IR.

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, the team announced on Thursday.

Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan says he will be out “longer-term” with the injury.

In a corresponding move, the Penguins recalled AHL goalie Tristan Jarry from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on an emergency basis.

Murray, who has struggled as the Penguins’ No. 1 goalie this season, has a 4-5-1 record in 11 starts with a .877 save percentage a 4.08 goals-against average.

Jarry played 26 games with Pittsburgh last season, going 14-6-2 and leading all NHL rookie goalies in wins. He has a career save percentage of .907 and a 2.78 GAA in 27 NHL appearances.

The 23-year-old has a 4-5-2 record, 2.89 GAA and a .909 in 11 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season, and also scored a goal in a game earlier this month.

The Penguins’ next game is Friday on the road in Boston.

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