Insider provides updated timeline on Matt Murray's future in Toronto
BY SAM JULY 16, 2023 (9:40 PM)
According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth period, with arbitration around the corner from Ilya Samsonov, the Leafs need cap space and they might be leaning towards buying out Murray to free up the cap space for Samsonov.
It's no secret Matt Murray had a rough time in Toronto this past season as the injury bug followed him around all season and a buyout would make a lot of sense.
If the Leafs want to sign Samsonov before the July 21st arbitration hearing, they'll need the 4 million in cap space for Samsonov that a Murray buyout would give them.
Source: Hockey Patrol