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Ottawa Senators goalie Matt Murray (head/neck) going on IR

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Oct 1, 2021; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators goalie Matt Murray (30) stands for the National Anthem prior to start of game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2021; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators goalie Matt Murray (30) stands for the National Anthem prior to start of game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Ottawa Senators are placing goalie Matt Murray on injured reserve after he suffered head and neck injuries in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the visiting New York Rangers.

In addition to revealing Murray’s status, Senators coach DJ Smith added that rookie center Shane Pinto is expected to miss one to two weeks with an upper-body injury he suffered in Thursday’s 2-1 home loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Pinto, 20, who has one assist in four games this season, missed Saturday’s loss to the Rangers.

Murray, 27, was inadvertently kneed in the head by the Rangers’ Chris Kreider. He is expected to miss the Senators’ next two games — at home against the Washington Capitals on Monday and at the Dallas Stars on Friday.

In two games this season, Murray is 0-1-0 with a 1.61 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage. The Senators recalled Filip Gustavsson from AHL Belleville to serve as their No. 2 goalie behind Anton Forsberg while Murray is out.

–Field Level Media