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Murray activated by Penguins from injured reserve

Goaltender missed five games with lower-body injury, could face former teammate Fleury, Golden Knights on Thursday @NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray was activated off injured reserve Tuesday.

Murray missed five games with a lower-body injury sustained during a 5-4 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 27. The two-time Stanley Cup champion is 11-7-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in 21 games (20 starts). 

Goaltender Casey DeSmith was reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

The Penguins play at the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, SN360, ATTSN-RM, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV), when Murray could oppose goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, his teammate on Pittsburgh's back-to-back Cup-winning teams in 2016 and '17.

Fleury was selected by the Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft on June 21 and was activated off injured reserve Sunday after missing 25 games with a concussion.

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