NHL

Matt Murray put on IR, will miss at least 2 games for Senators

The Ottawa Senators are placing goalie Matt Murray on injured reserve after he suffered head and neck injuries in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the New  York Rangers. General manager Pierre Dorion also made a trade after a string of recent injuries to centres.

Goalie dealing with head, neck injuries suffered in Saturday loss to Devils

Senators goalie Matt Murray was shaken up after taking a knee to the head from Rangers forward Chris Kreider in Saturday's loss. Murray was later placed on injured reserve and will miss at least two games. (Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

The Ottawa Senators are placing goalie Matt Murray on injured reserve after he suffered head and neck injuries in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the visiting New  York Rangers.

Murray, 27, was inadvertently kneed in the head by the Rangers' Chris Kreider. He is expected to miss the Senators' next two games -- at home against the Washington Capitals on Monday and at the Dallas Stars on Friday.

In two games this season, Murray is 0-1-0 with a 1.61 goals-against average and .936 save percentage.

The Senators recalled Filip Gustavsson from Belleville of the American Hockey League to serve as their No. 2 goalie behind Anton Forsberg.

Sens acquire centre Dylan Gambrell

The Senators have added depth down the middle to make up for a string of recent injuries.

On Sunday, they acquired 25-year-old centre Dylan Gambrell from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick.

That seventh-round pick initially belonged to San Jose, but was sent to Ottawa in a trade for defenceman Christian Jaros in January.

Gambrell of Bonney Lake, Wash., was San Jose's second-round draft pick (60th overall) in 2016. He has 10 goals and 23 points in 110 NHL regular-season games — all with the Sharks.

Gambrell has also played 69 games (23 goals, 35 assists) with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. He has one assist in three games with the Barracuda this season.

The centre will be recalled to Ottawa as part of the transaction. He is expected to help the Sens after the loss of centres Colin White (dislocated shoulder), Shane Pinto (upper body) and Clark Bishop (lower body).

"Dylan's a player whose progress we've monitored since his collegiate career at the University of Denver," Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a news release. "He's a good-skating centre, a strong checker and a responsible penalty killer.

"We have a void at centre on account of some recent injuries and Dylan will help us with that need."

WATCH | Senators' Pinto exits game against Sharks following hit:

Senators Shane Pinto leaves game against Sharks

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Duration 0:54
Ottawa Senator player Shane Pinto left the game in the first period after receiving a hit by San Jose Sharks player Mario Ferraro. 0:54
 

With files from The Canadian Press

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