The Pittsburgh Penguins have been active on the trade market, but could be looking to be even more active as they recall prospect goaltender Matt Murray from the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins:
Drafted in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by Pittsburgh, Murray has proven himself to be one of the best young goaltenders to hit the pros since arriving with WBS last season. At just 21, the lanky 6 foot 4 netminder finished his rookie pro season with a .941 save percentage and a 25-10-3 record for the team out in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton; this year, his numbers are just as good. He boasts a .931 through 31 AHL games played, and recorded a far-from-poor .938 in all situations with Pittsburgh during a four game appearance earlier in the year.
The goaltender getting dealt wouldn’t likely be Murray, as team general manager Jim Rutherford has made it clear in the last few weeks he has no plans to trade the prospect. With two teams acquiring depth in the last 24 hours, though, it’s possible the Penguins are thinking of throwing their own hat into the market and hoping a team is willing to pick one of their NHL players up.