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Friday Insider: Penguins not seeking help in goal

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Casey DeSmith watches his highlight reel replay during a standing ovation. -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Matt Murray faced slap shots, wristers, deflections and one-timers at Thursday's morning skate inside PPG Paints Arena.

It's the first time the Penguins' goaltender has been on the ice since leaving Monday's practice with concussion symptoms. He was not in the lineup against the visiting Golden Knights, but said he is feeling better, just waiting for clearance from team doctors.

"It's a day-to-day type of thing," Murray said after the morning skate.

Murray, who was replaced in net by Casey DeSmith, would not divulge where or when the injury occurred, but after suffering three known concussions in the past two-plus seasons, he wanted to err on the side of caution.

"You just have to be honest with yourself about how you feel," he said. "You have to be honest with the doctors."

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