Murphy missed Chicago’s season-opening 4-3 loss to the Flyers in Prague due to a groin injury. The right-handed defenseman sat out some practices in Europe, but was a full participant once the team returned to Chicago. It’ll be the first Chicago home opener for Murphy, who missed more than two months at the start of last season due to having back surgery before training camp.
Murphy skated on the third pairing with Slater Koekkoek in all three practices this week. Koekkoek remains in the lineup as offseason acquisition Calvin de Haan works his way back from a groin strain. De Haan joined the team for practice Thursday, but won’t play against San Jose.