Murray will start Tuesday in San Jose.
Murray is likely to start Tuesday against the Sharks.
DeSmith will start Saturday in Los Angeles.
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.
DeSmith will likely start Saturday in Los Angeles.
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.
Murray was the first goalie off the ice at the Penguins morning skate on Friday.
Hornqvist is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Hornqvist will miss Friday’s game in Anaheim with a concussion he suffered after taking a puck to the face again the Panthers on Tuesday. With Hornqvist out, Tanner Pearson will be back on the Penguins top-line tomorrow.
Source: @penguins 01/10/19, 10:12 pm EST
The Penguins have recalled Garrett Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Wilson had just two assists in 14 games with the Penguins earlier this season but has found success at the AHL-level, collecting eight goals and 10 assists in 18 games. Wilson has been called-up because Zach Aston-Reese went on IR on Wednesday.
The Penguins have placed Zach Aston-Reese on IR.
Aston-Reese was presumably hurt during a fight with Colton Sceviour on Tuesday and will miss at least a week of time after landing on IR. The Penguins recalled Garrett Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) to take his roster spot.
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.
DeSmith will start Sunday vs. the Blackhawks.
Riikola will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Riikola has been in the lineup for the last six games but will be replaced by Jamie Oleksiak on Friday. Riikola had one goal on 11 shots in those six games.
Oleksiak will draw back into the Penguins lineup on Friday.
Oleksiak missed three games with a concussion and was a healthy scratch for the last three games but will replace Juuso Riikola on Friday. Oleksiak has 11 points (4G / 7A) in 32 games this season.
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).
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.
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.
Maatta (lower-body) will be in the Penguins lineup on Monday.
Source: @penguins 12/31/18, 5:55 pm EST
DeSmith will start Monday in Minnesota.
Source: @penguins 12/31/18, 4:07 pm EST
Maatta is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Maatta is not expected to be in the lineup in Minnesota on Monday. Look for Jamie Oleksiak to draw back into the lineup for Maatta.