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Murray Recalled, Zatkoff on ice?

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A few coming and going moves this morning.

In a procedural move, Evgeni Malkin was placed on retroactive IR, so when he's ready to play, he'll be off without any delay. David Warsofsky was sent to AHL on a conditioning stint.

Matt Murray was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and will serve as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup today against Buffalo.

Which means, Jeff Zatkoff will be a healthy scratch.

Murray's cap hit of 620,000 is just 20,000 higher than Zatkoff's 600,000 so there wouldn't be any savings if Zatkoff is traded or moved off the NHL roster.

This could be the start of Jim Rutherford's moves to prepare the team for the stretch run and trade deadline.