Injury Update On Toronto Maple Leafs' Matt Murray

Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltender Matt Murray has officially returned to the team's roster and participated in their first practice for the Stanley Cup second-round series against the Florida Panthers.

However, it has been announced that Murray will serve as the team's third goalie during the series, behind Ilya Samsonov and Joseph Woll on the depth chart.

This decision comes after Murray's recovery from a concussion he sustained in April, which was his third major injury of the season.

Murray's regular-season performance was mixed, having played in 26 games and recording a 14-8-2 record with a .903 save percentage and a 3.01 goals-against average.

Nevertheless, Murray has an impressive playoff history, having won two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016 and 2017, and posting a 29-21 record with a .921 save percentage.

Despite not being in the starting lineup for the second-round series, Murray expressed happiness to be back and ready to do whatever is asked of him to help the team succeed.

It's worth noting that Erik Kallgren served as the team's third goaltender during the first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but he has since been assigned to the AHL's Toronto Marlies.

In other news, Timothy Liljegren was paired with Mark Giordano in practice, and the Leafs will revert to a 12-forward, six-defencemen formation. Zach Aston-Reese returned to the fourth line, and Sam Lafferty was among the forward scratches.

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