The Penguins’ bye week appears to have come at the perfect time for goalie Matt Murray.
He missed their New Year’s Eve game against Montreal because of an unspecified injury and sat out their 6-2 victory against Tampa Bay Sunday, too.
But Murray returned to practice Monday and has progressed from being listed as “week to week” to “day to day.”
All while being unable to dress for only those two games.
In fact, he could rejoin the lineup as early as Wednesday, when the Penguins will visit Washington at 8:08 p.m., although neither Murray nor coach Mike Sullivan would commit to targeting a date for him to come back.