The Leafs will have to do without Matt Murray

The Leafs will have to do without Matt Murray

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Matt Murray is out indefinitely with an ankle injury.

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According to the TSN network, the winner of two Stanley Cups must undergo tests to know the length of his absence.

The Thunder Bavaria native was due to be on duty for a first game since January 17, Friday. However, he had to retreat to the dressing room during the warm-up 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 worsened.

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

The Toronto organization has not recalled a goaltender for Sunday’s game against the Washington Capitals at this time.

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

Also according to TSN, the Russian goalkeeper should be in action for the seventh time in a row. Samsonov meets his former Capitals teammates for the third time this season.

The 2015 Capitals team first-round pick played with the Caps for three seasons, from 2019 to 2022.