On The Penguins’ Goaltending Situation
Marc Andre Fleury is determined to get his starting job back.
For at least the next three weeks, Fleury has his net back.
After being evaluated by team doctors, the Penguins learned this morning that goaltender Matt Murray has a broken right hand that will sideline him three to six weeks.
It was a surprising development for team officials to learn based on the reports they received from Team North America. Murray was injured against Russia in the second period on September 19.
The Penguins open the season October 13 vs the Washington Capitals and have a busy stretch of games to open the year with nine games in 16 days (Oct 13 – Oct 29).
If Murray’s recovery time is more short-term in the three week range, he projects to only miss a few games at the most. Three weeks from today is October 15 when the Penguins play the Anaheim Ducks at home. Internally the Penguins believe the recovery will be more in the range of three to four weeks than six weeks.
A full six week recovery, which is said to be unlikely, would have Murray missing around 10 games.
One bright spot for the Penguins is Murray already had a training camp due to playing for North America, so he shouldn’t need much practice time once deemed healthy to play.
What does this mean for Marc Andre Fleury?
Nothing really in the long-term picture this season.
While the Penguins goaltending battle will now be delayed, even if Fleury plays lights out for the first couple weeks of the season while Murray is sidelined, Fleury fully regaining his starting job is still going to come down to Murray playing himself out of the job, not an injury 19 days before the season opener.
Tristan Jarry moves into the backup role during camp. [/hide]
Interesting that D is reporting that the Pens are thinking shorter term and that he won’t need much practice time before playing because of playing in the world cup,it’s interesting because yesterday around the same time this site was reporting that Murray was starting Game 1 other sites were already reporting the injury with quotes from the GM who said that Murray won’t be rushed back and that he’ll see extensive practice time before being put into game situations. This site should just go back to plagerizing it’s content for accuracy sake.
D also reports that he’ll be back closer to the 3 week range, while I read some where else that hand injuries can be tricky and that they want to make sure it’s fully healed and don’t want to rush him back. In D We Trust.
Nothing interesting about your post.
Let’s state the obvious. It was his net anyway.
Yeah, not really.
Clearly. He’s a winner.
If this is an indicator to how the season may go, Sid looks like he wants his scoring crown back…
On that note while Geno has been meh it’s hilarious because to my understanding he only plays well for his country haha
Yeah when Canada only send it’s C team now that he plays best vs best he disappears Same thing he does in Olympics becomes a ghost. Malkin every summer except the Stanley Cup he has been to WC while sid only attended twice now go suckk a dickk zerofool
Keep back peddling you stupid fucken retard… Like you’ve never mentioned the Olympcs. You’re as much of a pathetic liar as yoda is.
While we are bringing up the past… Remember that time in 2009 when he won a conn Smythe? Guy was one point behind Sid last summer too… “Disappeared” lol asshole
Keep getting brainwashed by points as player he was a ghost for what salary he was getting. Murray, crosby,letang, Kessel, rust, bonino, haggy all played better then your Russian
Funny you bring up Kessel. I remember you calling him a fraud, no?
I also remember you talking about Perron and how it was a horrible trade.
Well didint he took 6 mo the off during the season am coaches didint know where to put him anymore up until my miracle the hbk line clicked. Doan had more goals than him and he is older and gets half of his salary and in a shitt team
Hahaha, you named about three guys you’ve been shitting on all last year. Sutter makes your dick hard while Bonino makes it small and soft… until you need him to support a point. Criticism of Malkins tendency to go quiet is absolutely fair but you go way to overboard with it. You ignore what he does well and inflate his deficiencies… it’s exactly what yoda does with Fleury but you’re too dumb to realize this. You call it “brainwashed” (how very yoda) while I call it objective. Yes Geno can be frustrating but he is also capable of winning the… Read more »
Brainwashed by points! The only thing that matters! Don’t you dare get brainswashed by THAT!!
Yes, Sid wants his “scoring crown back”. Every night he rolls around in his bed thinking “how can I get the crown back?”
You’re a fucken idiot… Clearly the point being made is that he’s playing high end productive hockey which would be conducive to being a scoring leader but if speaking on it in a literal fashion makes it feel like you’re contributing then so be it.
Now you respond “ya well youre from Edmonton derp”. It was nice that you were spending less time out here… Take yoda and Sam with you this place would probably return to a hockey first page
An entire summer went by and you’ve done nothing to address your angry issues.
Being angry and pointing out your utter stupidity are mutually exclusive. The consistency I see inn 3 of the biggest meatballs that post out here is your ability to make horrible assumptions or simply fabricate anything for a self-serving point. 3 peas in a pod. Credit where it’s due, you dont seem to have your head as far up your ass as the other two do so by default you get to be the leader. Big pat on the back for you!
I’m curious how is crosby and his line doing vs malkin’s line any update mr Stain
Well I’ll come out and say it, Nova’s been poo lately.
Jacob Trouba wants out of the Peg… interesting
Is this the new way to call npl. Before used to be the hot dog cart and that fat fuckk used to appear here instantly
Either ways I wouldn’t want fleury get traded yet specially Murray played at the WC. Maybe he might be mentally tired by time he is in the playoffs
Or maybe he was playing with a broken hand?