Murray assigned to Worcester for conditioning

The San Jose Sharks announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Doug Murray to Worcester (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.

Last season, after being recalled to San Jose and making his NHL debut on Dec. 2, Murray played in 34 games with the Sharks, notching an assist and averaging almost 14 minutes of ice time. He finished third on the team and 10th among league rookies in hits, with 110.

Murray’s first NHL point came against Minnesota on Feb. 2. He set a career high with seven hits at Toronto on Dec. 3 and repeated the feat Dec. 28 vs. Phoenix.

The six-foot-three, 240-pound native of Bromma, Sweden was selected by San Jose in the eighth round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. In 146 career AHL games, Murray has recorded 17 goals and 36 assists for 53 points, along with 168 penalty minutes.

The Worcester Sharks are back in action on Friday when they visit Providence. The Sharks’ inaugural home opener at the DCU Center is set for Saturday night vs. Portland.