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Maple Leafs' Murray returns vs. Penguins

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Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Matt Murray returned to the crease Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Murray hadn't played since the season opener on Oct. 12 after sustaining an adductor injury in practice that week. He'd been on long-term injured reserve since.

Ilya Samsonov was injured on Nov. 5, leaving third-stringer Erik Kallgren with starting duties.

Toronto acquired Murray from the Ottawa Senators this past offseason. He struggled in his lone appearance with the Leafs, allowing four goals in a loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Murray's return comes against the team he won Stanley Cups with in 2016 and 2017. He's faced the Penguins once since leaving Pittsburgh, stopping 42 shots in a loss last season.

Toronto is 8-5-3 this campaign, good for second in the Atlantic Division.

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