News came down this morning about Matt Murray, who yesterday was reported as being evaluated with a head injury.
Sullivan said that Murray has been diagnosed with a concussion. -DP— AT&T SportsNet™ PIT (@ATTSportsNetPIT) February 27, 2018
Not good news.
Sullivan on moving forward with Jarry/DeSmith for now: "We believe in the guys we have. ... We've had some success with some inexperienced guys." #Pens— Wes Crosby (@OtherNHLCrosby) February 27, 2018
Two takeaways here:
- Good on the Penguins for being transparent about it being a concussion and not doing what some teams do and label it an upper-body injury
- Mike Sullivan isn’t wrong. Casey DeSmith had bad stretches early in the season. Tristan Jarry hasn’t been great lately. However, both of the goalies have been stellar for stretches this season as well.
Let’s hope that this next stretch of games for however long the Penguins are without Matt Murray with feature play of the stellar variety and give him as much time as he needs to recover.