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The Penguins have signed Casey DeSmith to a three-year extension worth $3.75M ($1.25M AAV).

The undrafted 27-year-old netminder has gone 12-7-4 with a 2.47 GAA and .924 SV% in 26 games with the Penguins this season. DeSmith has played very well while Matt Murray was sidelined and proved that he is a more than capable No.2 netminder who can serve as a No.1 when called upon.

Source: Frank Seravalli 01/12/19, 9:34 am EST

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Murray will start Friday in Pittsburgh.

Murray stopped 36 of 37 shots in the Penguins win over the Panthers on Tuesday. Murray can’t be beat right now. Since returning from his injury, Murray has gone 7-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .970 SV% and two shutouts in seven games. Over the course of the season, Murray has gone 7-0-1 with a 1.78 GAA, .948 SV% and two shutouts on the road.

Source: @PensInsideScoop 01/11/19, 3:38 pm EST

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Murray will start Tuesday vs. the Panthers.

Murray stopped all 33 shots that he faced in the Penguins shutout win over the Jets last Friday. Murray has been absolutely unbelievable since returning from his injury, going 7-0-0 with a 1.27 GAA, .962 SV% and two shutouts in seven starts. He is a must-start right now regardless of the matchup.

Source: Matt Vensel 01/8/19, 10:56 am EST

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Murray will start Friday vs. the Jets.

Murray allowed two goals on 30 shots in the Penguins win in New York on Wednesday. Murray continued his dominant play since returning from injury, extending his winning streak to six games—posting a 1.48 GAA, .955 SV% and one shutout in the process. The Jets have gone 12-6-0 on the road this season and are averaging the seventh most goals per game (3.41).

Source: Jason Mackey 01/4/19, 11:16 am EST

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Rust (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.

Rust missed Monday’s game in Minnesota with a lower-body injury but could return to the lineup on Wednesday. Rust was back on the Penguins top line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel in the morning skate and will look to continue the torrid pace he was on before getting hurt—scoring eight goals with three assists (11 points) in his last nine games.

Source: Josh Getzoff 01/2/19, 12:28 pm EST

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Murray will start Wednesday in New York.

Murray allowed one goal on 31 shots in the Penguins win in St. Louis last Saturday. Murray has been sensational since returning to the Penguins crease, going 5-0-0 with a 1.38 GAA, .959 SV% and one shutout. Murray should be able to continue his hot stretch against a Rangers team that has scored the eighth fewest goals per game (2.79) in their first 38 games.

Source: @PensInsideScoop 01/2/19, 12:09 pm EST

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