Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/10/06 at 09:01 AM ET
Two and a half years ago, Murray learned that he had cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes neck muscles to contract, altering the posture of the head and neck. In Murray's case, his neck eventually pushed his head so far to the left that it was against his shoulder. As a result, he filed his retirement papers in March 2005. But a year later, on March 5, Murray re-signed with the Oilers, the team he played with from 1996 to 2002. After working his way into the lineup during the last month of the regular season, the 33-year-old Murray has played in every game during Edmonton's playoff run, centering the Oilers' fourth line. "It's been an incredible ride for me," Murray said Friday, a day before Edmonton was to play host to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3 of the finals. Carolina leads the best-of-seven series, 2-0. "It's hard to explain or put into words."read on
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