Matt Murray or Tristan Jarry likely will be traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins before next season, and GM Jim Rutherford hinted that Murray, who helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017, could be the goalie to go.
"There are a lot of goalies out there, but let me ask this question: How many 26-year-old goalies who have won two Stanley Cups are available right now?" Rutherford said in remarks published by The Athletic on Wednesday. "There are a lot of goalies out there, and a lot of good ones. There's no question about that. But those guys out there on the market haven't done what Matt has done. To me that's the difference, and that's why teams want him. That's the way I'm looking at it moving forward."
Murray, 26, can become a restricted free agent Oct. 9. He's third in Penguins history with 117 wins in the regular season, behind Marc-Andre Fleury (375) and Tom Barrasso (226). His 29 postseason wins are third, behind Fleury (62) and Barrasso (56).