Penguins sign goalie Murray to 3-year extension

The Extension will run through the 2019-2020 season and carries an average annual value of $3.75 million.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins rewarded goaltender Matt Murray’s work in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a new contract.

The team announced on Thursday that Murray has agreed to a three-year extension that will run through the 2019-2020 season and carries an average annual value of $3.75 million.

The 22-year-old Murray helped the Penguins to the franchise’s fourth championship last spring after taking over for injured Marc-Andre Fleury and holding onto the job once Fleury returned from a concussion. Murray went 15-6 with a 2.08 goals against average and a .923 save percentage in the postseason.

Murray has yet to play this season while recovering from a broken hand suffered while playing for Team North America in the World Cup of Hockey. He was cleared to return to practice on Wednesday.

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