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Senators’ Matt Murray (upper body) to sit out rest of season

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Mar 1, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray (30) makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Goaltender Matt Murray will miss the Ottawa Senators’ final three games of the season because of an upper-body injury.

Murray, who has not played since March 5, sported a 5-12-2 record with a 3.05 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and one shutout in 20 games this season.

“We thought maybe he could get in at the end and it’s just not going to happen,” Senators coach D.J. Smith said Tuesday. “The big thing for (Murray) was him coming back up, getting his confidence back and getting going, and then it gets derailed with another injury. I think the key was getting him building confidence toward next year, but unfortunately, he’s not going to be able to play. Now it’s training in the summer and exhibitions, and it’s not the same. But it is what it is.”

Murray, 27, owns a 132-78-22 record with 14 shutouts, a 2.77 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 246 career appearances (238 starts) with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Senators. He was a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Penguins.

–Field Level Media