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Revealing The Optimal Path For The Maple Leafs With Matt Murray

Published June 6, 2023 at 5:42 PM
BY S. HARPER
     
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When former Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas acquired goaltender Matt Murray from the Ottawa Senators, many Leafs fans, and hockey analysts were very confused on this decision.

Dubas believed Murray could return to form in Toronto but unfortunately he went 14-8-2 with a 3.01 goals against, and .903 save percentage before being injured and put on long-term injured reserve for the rest of the season.

Now with Murray having one year remaining on his current contract that pays him $6.2 million Leaf fans are wondering what Brad Treliving is going to do with him?

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 or 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.

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

However according to Leafs Insider Kevin Papetti:

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

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Source:Hockey Patrol
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