Marc-Andre Fleury made surprise start to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Columbus Blue Jackets after Matt Murray was a late scratch.
In an interview with NBC's Pierre McGuire, Penguins' head coach Mike Sullivan said Murray suffered a lower body injury during warmups.
Sullivan announced that Murray would be the starting goaltender at Wednesday morning's skate. Murray left the warmup with roughly five minutes left and talked with athletic trainer Chris Stewart before leaving the ice.Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the #Pens as they begin their quest to repeat as champions. Murray a late scratch -SK— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) April 12, 2017
Per ROOT broadcast, Murray hurt trying to save a shot with about 8 minutes left in warmups. Appeared to be lower body. #CBJ— Mark Scheig (@THWMark) April 12, 2017
Tristan Jarry will be Fleury’s backup. He backed up Jeff Zatkoff in games 1 and 2 of last year's first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers.
Further updates on Murray will be provided after the game.Murray:— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) April 12, 2017
*Sully says this morning he's starting
*Left warmup w/5:30 left
*Talked to athletic trainer Chris Stewart before leaving