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Matt Murray to Consult Surgeon About Potential Return This Season

Published March 26, 2024 at 8:37 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Matt Murray is reportedly set to discuss a possible return to the NHL with his personal surgeon. This news further complicates the Leaf's goalie situation as they are already carrying three netminders.

Murray discusses possible return this season

According to Toronto Maple Leafs reporter Nick Barden, Matt Murray will be meeting with his surgeon in approximately ten days to discuss his possible return to the NHL. This comes just after reports that the Maple Leafs goalie could possibly make a return to the NHL in early April. The Leafs' last game of the regular season will be on April 17th when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning.

#Leafs 🇨🇦 goaltender Matt Murray (@matt30murray) 🇨🇦🇳🇱 will meet with his surgeon in "about a week and a half" to see if he can play this season.

All of this means that Murray's window of opportunity to return lines up with the end of the regular season nicely. The Leafs could theoretically get him into games before the playoffs start should they want to see where his game is at. That being said, Murray returning would put the team in a cap nightmare. Murray makes a little under 5 million dollars against the cap while the team quite literally has zero cap space to work with.

Matt Murray will reportedly have a meeting with the surgeon who did the goaltender's bilateral hip surgery in "about a week and a half's time" to determine if he can be medically cleared to play this season. ⤵️

Murray has not played at all this season. His last game came last season when he got into 26 contests with the Leafs. He had a 14-8-2 record with the team, boasting a modest 3.01 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage.

Amid Matt Murray's return to practice and reports he hopes to play this season, we've got another great video breakdown session with the Toronto Maple Leafs goalie, who quickly established himself as a favourite in the Pro Read format:

Even if Murray were to return this season, he's face stiff competition in getting ice time as the Leafs are currently running Ilya Samsonov, Joseph Woll, and Martin Jones in goal. Both Jones and Woll have put up respectable numbers this season while Ilya Samsonov has been fantastic since his recall from the AHL in January.
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Matt Murray to Consult Surgeon About Potential Return This Season

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