Murray returns to goal to start vs. Maple Leafs
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will have their No. 1 netminder back in the crease Thursday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, as Matt Murray has been cleared to start for the first time since being diagnosed with a concussion Oct. 9, head coach Mike Sullivan told reporters after the morning skate, per's Mike Zeisberger.

Murray missed nine games with a concussion last season. This time, he was ruled out on a day-to-day basis and has served as the Penguins' backup for each of their past two contests without seeing any action.

In his two starts so far in 2018-19, Murray is 1-1 with a .831 save percentage.

Murray returns to goal to start vs. Maple Leafs
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