Toronto Maple Leafs preparing to give major update on Matt Murray

Tom Banks
April 10, 2024  (1:12 PM)

Matt Murray of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Photo credit: TSN

Matt Murray has been the wildcard for the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending situation this year, and now we are set to know more about his situation.

The Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending situation has improved mightily in recent weeks with a stellar run from Ilya Samsonov, but now there may be a wildcard thrown into the situation. Matt Murray has recently been at practice with the team, and with two weeks left until the playoffs, questions have been asked about his potential availability down the stretch.
We're yet to get an official word from the Maple Leafs, but according to TSN's Chris Johnston, that is coming soon;
"There is expectation this week that Matt Murray's situation is to be updated. we do know he was due to see another specialist after the hip surgery he had back in the fall in this timeframe. The next stage will be getting cleared to join the Leafs full-time at practice. He's been on the ice, we've seen him at times over the last little bit, but to really ramp it up and be a regular member at practice [would be the next big step]. Beyond that who knows what happens? We'll see where things end up. He could be going on a conditioning loan. The good news, big picture, is that Matt Murray is taking the steps back towards health."

While Samsonov has staked his claim as the teams No. 1 moving forward, Matt Murray has two Stanley Cup's with the Pittsburgh Penguins under his belt, and could be a valuable No. 2 come playoff time. Whatever the case, the Leafs goaltending appears strong heading down the stretch, and if they can be fully healthy as a team, this may be the year that they make a strong run at the Stanley Cup.
Source: Hockey Feed