The Ideal Path for the Maple Leafs to Take With Matt Murray Has Been Revealed

Published June 6, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Matt Murray spent a big portion of last season on the LTIR. He didn't play a lot, and couldn't build any momentum at his first season with the Maple Leafs. Now, with Ilya Samsonov and Joseph Woll in his rearview mirror, his future is uncertain in Toronto.

What to Do with Murray?

As we reported earlier, it will be difficult for Brad Treliving to trade Matt Murray, considering his injury history and his salary. To do it, they'll need to retain salary of send picks. They don't have a lot of picks in the first place, so retaining money is probably how it's going to go down.

Trading him would also free some cap space, which is what the Leafs need right now.

But hey can also buy him out. However, they'll have to deal with a cap penalty for two seasons.

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The Ideal Path

Trading him while retaining his salary would have a lesser impact than buying him out, so that's probably what Brad Treliving will do.

According to Kevin Papetti:

"The Leafs would probably retain salary on Matt Murray, and take the cap penalty this season, rather than buy him out."

Ilya Samsonov and Joseph Woll will probably be the trusted tandem for next year. Samsonov already mentionned his intentions to stay long-term in Toronto, and Woll, still young, would make a great number two until he grows enough to take the number one seat.

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