Reign: More on Murray.

Syracuse decided to wait until today to type up its press release on John Murray and, from the looks of it, Murray might not be in the AHL very long. It will probably depend on how much time Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason needs off the ice to recover from the mononucleosis he’s been battling for some time now. (Syracuse is Columbus’ AHL affilaite.)


The Syracuse Crunch announced today that the Columbus Blue Jackets have added goaltender Dan LaCosta to their roster on emergency recall. In addition, the Crunch have signed goaltender John Murray to a professional tryout contract.

A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Murray, 21, has appeared in 24 games for Ontario (ECHL), this season, going 13-8-3 with a 2.81 goals against average and .917 save percentage.

The Crunch’s next game is Friday, February 6 as they travel to Cleveland to take on the Lake Erie Monsters.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.