Murray has three goals and 17 points in 61 games and is one of the top rookie defensemen in the NHL. He is averaging 19:47 of ice time, which is fourth on the Blue Jackets.
The 20-year-old, who was the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, left the game Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a lower-body injury. He missed significant time last season while playing with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League because of a shoulder injury.
Columbus is two points behind the Detroit Red Wings for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and three points back of the New York Rangers for the No. 3 seed in the Metropolitan Division.
I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team. A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.
— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres