Penguins Rumors: Maple Leafs' Goalie on Team's Radar

The Pittsburgh Penguins may need a new goaltender next season if Tristan Jarry hits the open market and one name that keeps getting linked back to the team - Toronto Maple Leafs' Matt Murray.

Murray has history with the organization, winning two Stanley Cups with the Penguins and now with Kyle Dubas running the show in Pittsburgh, the writing could be on the wall for a reunion. Murray has one season left on his current deal at $4.68 million against the Maple Leafs cap. While a trade appears to be unlikely at this point, Murray is a buy out candidate before the June 30 window closes and could be free to sign with any club on July 1. 

Murray couldn't stay healthy last season in Toronto. He finished the year with a 14-8-2 record and was leap frogged by Joseph Woll on the team's depth chart. The Leafs need to rid themselves of his contract to take care of their own free-agent business. 

The Penguins need an affordable goalie and Murray's $4.6 million salary makes sense. It's also just one season so it allows for a low-risk high-reward type of set up.

Jarry on the other hand is looking for a seven or eight-year deal to stay in Pittsburgh at over $6 million per season and so far there's been no bites from Dubas and assistant GM Jason Spezza. They continue to weigh their options and to this point it doesn't appear they have much interest keeping Jarry in the fold. Do they have interest in a reunion with Murray? From the sounds of it, it appears so.

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