REPORT: Recent move by Maple Leafs indicates BAD news for goaltender Matt Murray

Published February 8, 2023 at 2:05 PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a do or die situation this year. It's possibly the final season for General Manager Kyle Dubas if there is no playoff success, and they are running out of seasons of Auston Matthews' contract to prove to him that they can be a cup calibre team.

This offseason when the Maple Leafs let Jack Campbell walk in free agency and brought in two castoffs in Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov, many were questioning Dubas' thinking here, but for the most part, when both are healthy, it has been a very successful move.

But the problem is, Matt Murray is having a very hard time staying healthy.

Currently on the season, Murray is 11-5-2, with a 2.73 GAA and .911 SV%. But he has been out for weeks at a time with injuries that occur not even in game situations.

Murray's last game was on January 17th against the Florida Panthers where he let in 4 goals on 8 shots in 21 minutes of play.

Today, the Maple Leafs announced that they issued an ''emergency call up'' for goaltender Joseph Woll.

The Marlies have been having a very good season, and Woll is currently 13-1 with a .930 save percentage.

Nothing has been officially announced yet for Murray, but it's speculated that he is dealing with an ankle injury that he has been nursing for awhile.

With the playoffs just around the corner and the health of Murray always in question, it will be interesting to see if the Maple Leafs make a deal to bring in someone who is more reliable in net.
February 8   |   226 answers
REPORT: Recent move by Maple Leafs indicates BAD news for goaltender Matt Murray

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