Penguins' Matt Murray taking leave after father's death
Pittsburgh goalie will be away from team indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is taking a leave of absence from the team following the death of his father.
The Penguins announced Wednesday that James Murray, Matt's father, died on Tuesday in Ontario.
The Pittsburgh Penguins offer our deepest condolences to Matt Murray and his family on the passing of Matt's father, James Murray, yesterday in Ontario.<br><br>Matt is returning home from the west coast and will miss an indefinite period of time to be with his family.—@penguins
Matt Murray, who backstopped Pittsburgh to consecutive Stanley Cup titles in 2016 and 2017, will be away from the team indefinitely.
Murray took a brief trip home last week to tend to what the team called a "personal matter" at the time.
The Penguins begin a three-game West Coast road trip on Wednesday in Anaheim.