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Doug Murray | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/12/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
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Doug Murray is expected to become an unrestricted free agent in July.
There hasn't been an official announcement from the team, but it's being reported that the Canadiens have decided not to offer him a contract. In 53 games for Montreal in 2013-14, he recorded two assists, 144 blocks, 115 blocks and a minus-12 rating. Jun 16 - 9:55 AM

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Doug Murray was left feeling "disappointed" following Montreal's elimination from the playoffs.

"I would have love to contribute more," he said. "I'm not satisfied." Murray appeared in only three games during the Canadiens' postseason run that ended in the Eastern Conference Final. He played in 53 contests during the regular season. Murray can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
May 31 - 1:29 PM

Although many Habs' fans love to blame Doug Murray for everything, it was not the defenseman's fault the Bruins won Game 4 in overtime while he was on the ice.

Murray, who was paired with Mike Weaver, had a strong game and earned the praise of Montreal coach Michel Therrien. Of Murray and Weaver, Therrien had this to say: "They [Murray and Weaver] were physical, blocked shots, contained well... (They) did a fantastic job for us." So Canadiens' fans give Murray a break for once.
May 10 - 10:55 AM

Doug Murray skated on Montreal's third pairing at practice on Monday.

He was paired with Mike Weaver, which made Francis Bouillon the odd man out. However, it isn't clear if this change will made for Game 3. Murray hasn't played in a playoff game with the Canadiens yet after he appeared in 53 games during the regular season.
May 5 - 1:21 PM

Douglas Murray may see some more playing time in round two of the NHL playoffs.

The Habs wanted to employ a faster team against the young and quick Tampa squad and therefore Francis Bouillon and Mike Weaver got to play over Murray and Jarred Tinordi. Against a different opponent in round two, Murray's toughness may be needed. Another player who may be called upon to play a bigger role going forward is Travis Moen, who seems to have recovered from a concussion. Once the Canadiens know who they will be playing (Detroit or Boston), a number of lineup decisions will become clearer.
Apr 26 - 10:47 AM

Doug Murray's return from a three-game suspension lasted for about half of Thursday's loss to the New York Islanders.

He was assessed a five-minute major for checking Johan Sundstrom from behind and received a game misconduct. However, the NHL has already said that Murray won't be suspended for the infraction.
Apr 11 - 8:03 AM

Doug Murray is eligible to get back into Montreal's lineup on Thursday.

He has finished serving his three-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay's Mike Kostka.
Apr 10 - 2:14 PM

Doug Murray has been suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay defenseman Mike Kostka.

The incident occurred on Tuesday late in the third period and it left Kostka concussed. Murray won't be eligible to return until next Thursday when the Canadiens host the New York Islanders on Apr. 10.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 3 - 2:25 PM

Doug Murray will face a disciplinary hearing Thursday for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay's Mike Kostka on Tuesday night.

Murray received a match penalty on the play. The incident occurred late in the third period. Kostka was eventually able to get up under his own power.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 2 - 10:46 AM

Doug Murray will dress on Saturday.

He's been a healthy scratch for Montreal's past three games. Just an FYI, as Murray is only viable in very deep leagues that credit shot blocks and hits.
Mar 22 - 3:20 PM

Doug Murray had a game to forget against Detroit Friday night.

He partnered with P.K. Subban and was on the ice for Detroit's first three goals in a 4-1 loss. Murray is going to have to do a better job if he wants to stay in the Habs' lineup.
Jan 25 - 11:57 AM

Doug Murray is ready to return from his lower-body injury.

He missed Saturday's game against Toronto because of the ailment, but he should be available for Wednesday's match versus Pittsburgh.
Jan 21 - 9:00 AM

Doug Murray won't play Saturday because of a lower-body injury.

Raphael Diaz isn't expected to suit up either because of the flu. Nathan Beaulieu and Francis Bouillon will take their spots on the back end against Toronto.
Jan 18 - 1:34 PM

Doug Murray had two assists in Montreal's 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday.

Murray didn't record a single point in his first 22 games of the 2013-14 campaign. He shouldn't be on your radar in anything but the deepest of leagues.
Jan 5 - 10:20 AM

Douglas Murray will be in the lineup agsainst the Islanders Saturday night.

He and Francis Buillon are essentially sharing the Habs' sixth defenceman position. Look for Buillon to be a healthy scratch Saturday.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Jiri Sekac
4Brandon Prust
5Dale Weise
6Sven Andrighetto
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Sergei Gonchar
5Mike Weaver
6Alexei Emelin
7Bryan Allen
8Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Joey MacDonald