Matt Murray has a concussion and there is no timetable for his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said the injury occurred at practice on Monday.
It is the second known concussion for Murray in the past nine months and the third of his NHL career. The first came when he was kneed in the head by Philadelphia’s Brayden Schenn in the final game of the 2015-16 regular season. The second came when he took a shot to the head in practice at the end of February last season.
“It’s really hard to draw any conclusions with this stuff because I think everybody’s different,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “That’s been my experience when dealing with concussions with different players over the years. Everybody’s different. The nature of these is different.
“Sometimes players bounce back extremely quick. Others tend to linger, and it’s hard to predict. I really haven’t given much thought or consideration into it at this point. We’re hoping Matt will get healthy, and when he does, we know he’s a very good goalie.”
Back-up Casey DeSmith will likely get the start when the Penguins play their next game Thursday night at home against the Vegas Golden Knights. Tristan Jarry will likely be called up from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL to back him up.