Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Matt Murray
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Maple Leafs Likely on the Verge of Extending Matt Murray

Published April 14, 2024 at 9:22 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Matt Murray has made a commendable comeback to hockey following bilateral hip surgery, beginning with a rehabilitation assignment in the AHL. This development comes amid discussions about his future with the team.

Fighting Spirit Presence Despite Challenges

Despite being sidelined for most of the season due to his recovery from significant hip surgery, Murray's involvement with the team has not waned.

He has actively participated in team meetings and maintained a presence in the locker room, showing his dedication to the team even when not on the ice.

Impressive Comeback in AHL

Murray's return to the ice was marked by a strong performance with the Toronto Marlies, where he secured a shootout victory.

This successful return has sparked conversations about his potential reintegration into the NHL and the possibility of an extended contract with the Maple Leafs.

Teammate Support and the Future

Comments from star player Auston Matthews and other teammates have fueled optimism that Murray might continue with the Maple Leafs beyond this season. Auston Matthews shared his thoughts.

"I really admire the way he just comes in every day and he works,

The final decision likely hinges on his performance should he rejoin the Maple Leafs, particularly if he plays in the upcoming playoffs and delivers a strong performance, potentially securing his place with the team for the 2024-25 season.

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