PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Penguins have activated starting goalie Matt Murray from injured reserve on Wednesday morning, while placing forward Patric Hornqvist on IR.
Murray has missed the past couple of weeks with an upper-body injury.
To make room for Murray, Pittsburgh sent netminder Tristan Jarry back to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins.
Casey DeSmith will start in net tonight for the Penguins against the Blackhawks. Pittsburgh is 1-0-1 on the current road trip.
DeSmith is coming off of a shootout win over the Islanders where he stopped 25 of 26 shots. He has also won three of his last four starts.
“When Matt Murray makes his return from injury, how would you handle #Penguins Goalie workload between Murray and DeSmith?”
Meanwhile, Hornvist has been placed on IR with an undisclosed injury. The winger has missed the last two games.
Forward Matt Cullen, who has been dealing with a lower body injury, is a game-time decision.
Pittsburgh faces Chicago in the Windy City Wednesday night. Face off is scheduled for 8 p.m.