Pagnotta Gives an Update on the Matt Murray Situation in Toronto

Published July 16, 2023 at 9:17 PM
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Update on Toronto Maple Leafs' Goaltending Situation

There has been a significant development regarding the status of one of the leading goalkeepers of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Is Matt Murray's Journey with Toronto Maple Leafs Ending?

David Pagnotta, a Maple Leafs insider, recently shed some light on the club's current predicament with their two main goalies, Ilya Samsonov and Matt Murray.

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With Samsonov's arbitration case looming, the team is looking to reach a resolution before it commences. Moreover, there are indications that Murray might be leaving Toronto.


In a conversation with Nick Alberga, Pagnotta was asked about Murray's situation with the Leafs and the possibility of a contract buyout. Pagnotta expressed his opinion as follows:

«I gotta think so. I mean, if they had something cooking, they would've done it already with respect to that. Ideally, you want to move him out and you want a cap hit of zero, but you gotta pay for that. And clearly, they're not willing to do that. If the buyout does occur, they free up four million dollars this coming season. That's big.»

Potential Financial Gains

Should the Leafs proceed with Murray's contract buyout, they could potentially free up $4 million in cap space. This would significantly ease the process of signing new players to further enhance their squad.

If Murray ends up leaving the Leafs, his position as the backup goalie could be filled by other promising talents. As the situation continues to unfold, the future of Murray and the team's roster remains to be seen.

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