NHL Rumors: Senators Matt Murray Rejects Trade to Buffalo Sabres

Ottawa Senators goaltender Matt Murray has a 10-team no-trade list and he's sticking to it. Turns out the Buffalo Sabres are on his list and even though the two teams worked out a multi-piece deal, Murray has rejected the move, holding his ground on his trade protection.

It's no secret the Senators are looking to move on from Murray and his hefty contract that sees him make $6.25 per season. He's signed through two more seasons and the Senators now turn their attention to other teams with interest. The goalie market is a hot one this summer with a number of talented netminders hitting the open market. Murray along with John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks are two goalies expected to be traded in the very near future.

As for interested teams in Murray, the Toronto Maple Leafs are interested at a salary figure less than the $6.2 million and meanwhile the Arizona Coyotes have interest if it means the Senators package a first-round pick in the deal.

Murray appeared in 20 NHL games last season, posting a 3.05 goals against average and a .905 save %. It's obvious the beginning of the end is on the horizon and a trade could be going down before July 13 when free agency begins.

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