The Leafs will be without Matt Murray

The Leafs will have to do without Matt Murray


Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Matt Murray will be sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury. 

According to the TSN network, the winner of two Stanley Cups will have to undergo tests in order to know the duration of his absence.

The doorman, originally from Thunder Bay, was to be on duty on Friday to a first game since January 17. However, he had to go to the locker room during the warm-up period before the game against the Ottawa Senators. Ilya Samsonov took over.

After the game, Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said No. 30's injury had gotten worse.

In 19 games this season, Murray is 11-5-2 with a .911 save percentage and a 2.73 goals-against average.

So far, the Toronto organization did not recall a goaltender for Sunday's game against the Washington Capitals.

Samsonov, who was in front of the net for his sixth straight game on Friday, allowed six goals on 34 shots in a 6-2 loss.

Also according to TSN, the Russian goaltender should see action for a seventh game in a row. Samsonov will face his former Capitals teammates for the third time this season.

The 2015 first-round pick of the American Capitals team played with the “Caps” for three campaigns, namely from 2019 to 2022.