NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs & Senators Discussing Goalie Trade

According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators continue to discuss a trade centered around goaltender Matt Murray and apparently these talks have intensified on Sunday.

As Kristen Shilton mentions, Murray played in the Ontario Hockey League for the Sault St Marie Greyhounds where he was coached by Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe, on a team assembled by Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas.  

These trade talks are tied to Jack Campbell and his contract negotiations. It's likely the two are still going back and forth on figures, and this report was sent out to put some pressure on Campbell's camp. Murray hasn't played well for the Senators since signing a massive four-year contract and playing less than expectations in Toronto can be tough on anyone.

If the trade goes down, look for the Senators to retain some salary or for the Maple Leafs to receive a sweetener for taking on Murray's contract. He's due $6.25 million this season and next, and holds a 10-team no trade list, a list he's already stuck to as Murray rejected a trade to the Buffalo Sabres at the NHL's entry draft.

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