A bit of news on the Matt Murray front, from two angles:
PIT and G Matt Murray closing in on multi-year contract extension, likely 3 yrs (beyond this season). I'd think AAV should be less than $4M.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 20, 2016
This is not surprising in the least, that the Pens would want to lock him up before the (although never realistic) threat of an offer sheet could come into play, allowing an RFA contract issue to surface. We are seeing this happen right now with Hampus Lindholm and the Anaheim Ducks, and we saw the Calgary Flames and Johnny Gaudreau take it down to the 11th hour. I can see why the Pens want to get it done ASAP.
Murray practised yesterday for 1st time since World Cup injury. Likely to be back to game action within the next couple of weeks.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 20, 2016
This lines up pretty right-on, in terms of the initial timeline from his WCOH injury. The only question remaining is whether or not Mike Condon gets any game-time before Murray is back or not.
Contract Update: Looks like things are closing in rapidly
Further to @TSNBobMcKenzie, Matt Murray's new contract with the Penguins will be for three years and $3.75 million per season— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) October 20, 2016