Toronto Maple Leafs Provide Injury Update On Matt Murray

Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltender Matt Murray suffered his second injury of the season on January 28, this time to his ankle. The timetable for his return was initially listed as unknown, but Kyle Dubas has cleared up more on the situation.

Dubas said Murray will likely miss another couple of weeks. He was on the ice working with goalie coach Curtis Sanford before the Maple Leafs practice on Thursday, Feb. 9. Toronto will continue to run with Ilya Samsonov as the starter and Joseph Woll as the backup after being called up on an emergency loan.

Samsonov has played great this season and is 17-6-2 with a 2.42 GAA, .913 SV%, and 2 shutouts. He also has the highest goals saved above average in his career (5.3), a major improvement over last season (-12.5). Woll gets another opportunity in the NHL after appearing in four games last season. The Maple Leafs chose to call him up due to his excellent play in the AHL rather than Erik Kallgren who played 10 games earlier in the season during Murray's first injury.

Murray was having a great bounce-back season as he has already doubled his wins from last season with the Ottawa Senators and greatly improved his numbers. He sports a 2.73 GAA, .911 SV%, one shutout, and 2.9 GSAA. Murray's injury problems are nothing new as the Maple Leafs knew the risk when acquiring him, and that's why they also invested in Samsonov.

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