Maple Leafs News: Matt Murray Left Morning Skate With Apparent Injury

The Toronto Maple Leafs play the Ottawa Senators on the first Saturday of the season. Goaltender Matt Murray was scheduled to start, per David Atler, against his former team. Soon after, Atler then reported that Murray had left the morning skate with an apparent injury. There has been no details of the injury, but it could very well impact the game tonight.

Murray has a history of injuries, and this is part of the risk involved in the Maple Leafs trading for him this offseason. Fortunately for them, the team also invested in another reclamation project in Ilya Samsonov who had an impressive first game.

It appeared as though the Maple Leafs were going to run with a tandem until one goaltender or the other played his way to being the starter. Murray continues to have issues staying healthy, so Samsonov should be forced to carry the weight if anything more serious were to come of Murray's apparent injury.

The two-time Stanley Cup winning goaltender didn't start on the best note in his first game as a Maple Leaf allowing four goals on 23 shots, but was and could very well still be looking to get his first win of the 2022-23 season against the team he played for last season. He is a game-time decision but that doesn't mean he won't be out longer.

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