Tailing the Komets: Update on Rob Murray

Rob Murray

This information is based on Tweets from the Oilers and broadcaster John Peterson.

Tulsa Oilers coach and former Komets player Rob Murray suffered a medical problem during the second period of Friday night’s game in Quad City. As Murray was taken to the hospital, the game was suspended with the Oilers leading 2-1.

According to Peterson, Murray is being treated for dehydration and exhaustion. He was alert and communicative during the ride to the hospital.

“Morning update: Coach Murray is looking a lot better and is very appreciative of the overwhelming support from the entire hockey community,” Peterson said in a Saturday morning Tweet. “Still having some routine tests done, and hopeful he’ll be released later today from the hospital.”

“Currently the plan is for Assistant Coach Zac Desjardins to coach the @tulsa_oilers tonight vs. @IndyFuel, and we’ll go from there,” Peterson said in his latest Tweet. “I’ll stay here with Rob until he’s released and have more information soon. There will be no Oilers broadcast tonight or tomorrow in Fort Wayne.”

The Oilers will play the Komets at 5 p.m., Sunday in Fort Wayne.

As a rookie with the Komets in 1987-88, Murray scored 12 goals and 33 points in 80 games. As a coach, Murray, 50, has worked in the AHL or the ECHL the last 10 seasons, winning a playoff title with Alaska in 2014.