Murray to miss first Sharks-Canadiens game

Murray to miss first Sharks-Canadiens game
September 30, 2013, 11:00 am
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The Sharks traded Douglas Murray to Pittsburgh last season just prior to the trade deadline for a pair of second round picks. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Former Sharks defenseman and fan favorite Douglas Murray, who signed a one-year contract with Montreal in August, will miss four to six weeks with an upper body injury according a report from TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.

The injury will likely keep Murray off of the ice for the first Sharks-Canadiens matchup at the Bell Centre on Oct. 26. Montreal visits San Jose on March 8.

Murray, 33, was traded to Pittsburgh last season just prior to the trade deadline for a pair of second round picks. The Sharks traded one of those picks to Detroit at the 2013 draft in order to move up two places and select defenseman Mirco Mueller 18th overall.

Murray spent the first six-plus seasons with the Sharks, scoring six goals and 53 assists for 59 points in 451 games.