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Ryan Murphy | Defenseman

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/31/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 176
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Ryan Murphy will miss the next four weeks due to a leg injury.
The good news is that Murphy won't require surgery to repair the damage. The Hurricanes have moved him to the injured reserve list, which isn't surprising given the timetable. He has a goal and seven points in 21 contests in 2014-15. Feb 10 - 4:06 PM

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Ryan Murphy (lower body) won't play Thursday, but a timetable for his return remains unclear.

"He saw the doctor yesterday, and everything was as positive as it can be," coach Bill Peters said. "... Day-to-day or week-to-week, I'm not sure what it is." Murphy had an MRI Monday, but there was no update on his condition.
Feb 9 - 2:15 PM

Ryan Murphy (lower body) did not play on Saturday and will have an MRI on Monday.

The Hurricanes have been out West this week, was injured Thursday against Arizona. The former 12th overall pick in the 2011 Draft has a goal and seven points in 21 games this season. He is another one to keep an eye on for the 2015-16 season as he has a lot of offensive upside.
Feb 8 - 8:10 AM

Ryan Murphy (lower body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.

Murphy suffered the injury on Thursday and did not return to the game against Arizona. There have been no updates as of yet so there is no need to take a chance on playing him if you have viable options. Murphy has a goal and seven points in 21 games this season. He is certainly worth looking at in keeper leagues as the Hurricanes selected him 12th overall in 2011.
Feb 7 - 6:43 AM

Ryan Murphy scored his first of the season on Friday.

It was a power play effort for the former first round pick who was selected 12th overall in 2011. He is worth picking up, especially in keeper leagues as he has a lot of offensive upside.
Jan 31 - 7:31 AM

Ryan Murphy has been promoted by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Murphy will play in Tuesday's game if he can make it to the arena in time. It's a good bet that he will, so look for him to play alongside Tim Gleason. Murphy has five assists and 16 games with Carolina this season.
Jan 27 - 5:02 PM

Ryan Murphy has been assigned to the minors.

Murphy is eligible for the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic, so this will allow him to play in that event. He has 17 assists in 23 games with the AHL Charlotte Checkers in 2014-15. Carolina won't play again until Jan. 27 and the AHL's All-Star festivities will take place from Jan. 25-26, so the Hurricanes will still have the option of summoning him before they play next.
Jan 21 - 10:34 AM

Ryan Murphy will skate with Ron Hainsey as Carolina's third defensive pairing Friday night against Vancouver.

Murphy will be 22 years old in March and has 41 points in 48 games with AHL Charlotte over the last three seasons. However he has just 17 points in 65 NHL games with Carolina. His offensive upside is clear, but it also hasn't quite blossomed just yet.
Jan 16 - 7:00 PM

Ryan Murphy had two assists in a 5-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres.

Murphy has three assists in 11 games this season. In the long-term, he has some offensive upside, but it could be years before he has much fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jan 9 - 10:31 AM

Ryan Murphy will sub in for Tim Gleason on Wednesday night against Pittsburgh.

Murphy has 17 points, all assists, in 23 games for AHL Charlotte this season, and is expected to help improve Carolina's dreadful offense. Gleason meanwhile holds the team lead in hits 83, which ranks him in the top-60 in the NHL. He also has 30 PIMs and 49 blocks in 33 games.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 07:12:00 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have promoted Ryan Murphy.

John-Michael Liles is sidelined with an illness, so Murphy will help fill the void. Murphy has 17 assists in 23 AHL contests in 2014-15. He also has a point in six games with Carolina.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Ryan Murphy has been demoted to the minors.

In six games with the Hurricanes, he has contributed one assist and a minus-3 rating. Murphy logged a season-high 22:35 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Ryan Murphy (lower body) was able to play on Tuesday.

Murphy missed Friday's contest due to the ailment. He has an assist and minus-three rating in six games this season.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 08:27:00 AM

Ryan Murphy will serve as a forward on Tuesday.

Murphy is playing on the fourth line though, so he isn't expected to do much offensively. He does have the potential to develop into an offensive defenseman, but the Hurricanes have plenty of veteran alternatives to fill that role.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Ryan Murphy had an assist in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Rangers.

It was Murphy's first point in three games this season. He's got a fair amount of offensive upside and he's worth keeping an eye on given that he's averaged 4:20 minutes of power-play ice time per game.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 04:52:00 AM

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