Penguins Temporarily Lose G Matt Murray After Third Concussion

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray suffered a concussion during practice on October 8, 2018, in which he stayed on the ice an hour after things ended. The head coach for Pittsburgh Penguins, Mike Sullivan didn’t go into details on how the injury occurred and how long it would take for Murray to fully recover and return.

“It’s really hard to draw any conclusions with this stuff because I think everybody’s different,” Sullivan said, via NBC Sports. “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.”

This happens to be Murray’s third concussion since 2016. The first time he suffered from a concussion was from Brayden Schenn, when Schenn’s kneed Murray in the end. Murray’s second concussion happened last February when he was hit in the face by a shot made by Olli Maatta, that resulting in his absence from all games for a month. This time is his third one.

With Murray gone, Casey DeSmith and Tristan Jarry will be assuming the goalie position.

Sullivan also commented, “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.”