NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs Searching for Goaltending Depth

The Toronto Maple Leafs had two huge question marks in net to open up the 2022-23 season, with the likes of Ilya Samsonov and Matt Murray at the helm. Turns out both goalies have now been injured and the team has been rolling with Erik Kallgren as the #1 starter. Needless to say, Leafs management has started to make calls to see what type of talent is available on the trade market. 

Murray is expected to return to practice this week after sitting out several weeks with an abductor injury. Samsonov was recently injured during a Brad Marchand penalty shot, where the pesky Boston Bruins' forward deked Samsonov so bad he hurt his knee. The extent of the knee injury should be shared with the media at some point today.

As for targets on the trade market, look for the Maple Leafs to check in on Joonas Korpisalo of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Anthony Stolarz of the Anaheim Ducks, Anton Khudobin of the Dallas Stars, Jonathan Quick of the LA Kings and James Reimer of the San Jose Sharks.

Cap constraints, uncertainty around the future of Jake Muzzin and the health of Murray and Samsonov all play major factors into any deal. Tough times in the crease for Leafs Nation as the team in front of the goalies seem to be turning it around with a couple of big wins recently against the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins.

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