The Pittsburgh Penguins activated two-time Stanley Cup winning goaltender Matt Murray from injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.
Goaltender Casey DeSmith was assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League in a corresponding move.
Murray has been sidelined the past five games with a lower-body injury sustained in Pittsburgh's 5-4 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 27. The 23-year-old exited the contest with 4:21 remaining in the second period after Flyers forward Jakub Voracek crashed into him during a breakaway.
Murray owns a 11-7-1 mark with a 2.95 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in 21 games this season.
DeSmith made his NHL debut on Oct. 29, turning aside 12 of 15 shots in relief of a 7-1 setback versus the Winnipeg Jets. He also stopped eight of nine shots versus Toronto on Saturday.
The 26-year-old New Hampshire native has posted a 9-2-1 mark with a 2.29 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in 12 appearances with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.