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Murray will start Saturday vs. the Kings.

Murray was activated from IR and served as Casey DeSmith’s backup on Wednesday but is expected to start Friday vs. the Bruins. The 24-year-old has gone 1-5-0 with a horrifying 5.48 GAA and .823 SV% in six starts at the PPG Paints Arena this season. He has a good chance to get back on-track against a Kings team that is 4-10-1 on the road and last in the NHL in goal-scoring (2.15 GF/pg).

Source: Josh Getzoff 12/14/18, 11:35 am EST

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DeSmith will start Friday vs. the Bruins.

DeSmith gave up four goals on 27 shots in the Penguins loss in Chicago on Tuesday. It was a disappointing loss in a great matchup for DeSmith, who is 6-1-2 with a 2.45 GAA, .926 SV% and one shutout on home-ice coming into Friday’s game. The Bruins are 17-10-4 but rank 27th in the NHL in goal-scoring (2.71 GF/pg).

Source: Josh Getzoff 12/14/18, 11:33 am EST

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DeSmith was the first goalie off of the ice at the Penguins morning skate.

DeSmith gave up four goals on 27 shots in the Penguins loss in Chicago on Tuesday. It was a disappointing loss in a great matchup for DeSmith, who is 6-1-2 with a 2.45 GAA, .926 SV% and one shutout on home-ice coming into Friday’s game. The Bruins are 17-10-4 but rank 27th in the NHL in goal-scoring (2.71 GF/pg).

Source: Jason Mackey 12/14/18, 11:03 am EST

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Murray is in the starter's crease at the Penguins morning skate.

Murray was activated from IR and served as Casey DeSmith’s backup on Wednesday but is expected to start Friday vs. the Bruins. The 24-year-old has gone 1-5-0 with a horrifying 5.48 GAA and .823 SV% in six starts at the PPG Paints Arena this season. Things likely won’t get any easier against a Bruins team that has won three in a row but rank 27th in goal-scoring (2.71 GF/pg).

Source: Jason Mackey 12/14/18, 10:54 am EST

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DeSmith will start Wednesday in Chicago.

DeSmith allowed one goal on 26 shots in the Penguins shootout win over the Islanders on Monday. Even with Matt Murray being activated from IR, the Penguins will stick with DeSmith tonight in Chicago. DeSmith has won three of his last four starts with a 1.96 GAA and .933 SV% and is a must-start against a Chicago team that has lost eight in a row.

Source: @penguins 12/12/18, 1:39 pm EST

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DeSmith was the first goalie off of the ice at the Penguins morning skate.

DeSmith allowed one goal on 26 shots in the Penguins shootout win over the Islanders on Monday. Even with Matt Murray being activated from IR, the Penguins will stick with DeSmith tonight in Chicago. DeSmith has won three of his last four starts with a 1.96 GAA and .933 SV% and is a must-start against a Chicago team that has lost eight in a row.

Source: Jonathan Bombulie 12/12/18, 1:39 pm EST

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The Penguins have activated Matt Murray from IR.

Murray has been out since November 17th but will be available to start or backup on Wednesday. Casey DeSmith has played very well since Murray got hurt, so Murray could be the Penguins No.2 netminder moving forward. The 24-year-old has gone 4-5-1 with a .877 SV% this season.

Source: @penguins 12/12/18, 10:35 am EST

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DeSmith will start Monday against the Islanders.

DeSmith allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Penguins loss in Ottawa on Saturday. DeSmith has not allowed more than three goals in seven straight starts, going 5-1-1 with a 2.28 GAA and .923 SV% in the process. In 64 minutes of hockey against the Islanders, DeSmith has stopped 36 of the 40 shots (.900 SV%) that he has faced.

Source: Josh Getzoff 12/10/18, 12:30 pm EST

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DeSmith will start Saturday in Ottawa.

DeSmith allowed two goals on 21 shots in the Penguins win over the Islanders on Thursday. DeSmith is in the middle of an impressive stretch, winning five of his last six games while posting a 2.34 GAA and .922 SV%. Tonight draws a Senators team that has lost six of their last nine games.

Source: Josh Getzoff 12/8/18, 12:14 pm EST

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DeSmith will start Thursday vs. the Islanders.

DeSmith turned aside 42 of 45 shots in the Penguins win over Colorado on Tuesday. DeSmith has been impressive in his last five outings, going 4-1-0 with a 2.41 GAA and .923 SV%. DeSmith is making a case for him to remain as the Penguins’ No.1 netminder when Matt Murray is healthy. The 27-year-old has gone 5-1-2 with a 2.50 GAA and .927 SV% in 11 appearances (eight starts) at the PPG Paints Arena this season.

Source: Jason Mackey 12/6/18, 10:54 am EST

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