When a good goalie gets hurt, the team ultimately feels it in the end, but the Pittsburgh Penguins seem to think that Matt Murray's recent concussion won't last too long and that he'll recover quickly.
According to The Score, Murray got a concussion on Monday during practice. It's not an easy situation and what adds fuel to the fire is that it's his second one in less than a year, in February, he also got one during practice. This led to him missing almost a month, although, it was likely a pretty hard shot that did him in.
Surely, the Penguins are going to replace him in the interim, and that's why they are likely refusing outside help at the moment. The two people who are apparently stepping in are Casey DeSmith and Tristan Jarry.
Both are very good at what they do, but Jarry e is coming off from his injury, which means he will need to get his game back before being top notch again.
The overall outstanding issue here is that Murray got another concussion in what can be argued as a short period of time. This means coming back too early can be dangerous.
Now, we've got to say that the Penguins are not going to rush Murray back to the game, especially if it's so early in the season. This might actually work out to be somewhat positive for them as he could be used later on. The best part is that he should be fresh and dying to get back into the game, that fire is going to show off in late season.
As usual, injuries are a terrible thing. No one really benefits from it other than the opposing team, however, even they feel for the person that got hurt. This is why a situation like this takes special handling. There's a delicate balance between keeping both the players and fans happy. Yes, people like seeing good players on the ice but they also like seeing them in good health.