Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe and goaltender Matt Murray
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Sheldon Keefe Drops A Bombshell On Matt Murray's Return From Injury

Published February 26, 2024 at 5:21 PM
BY SAMER

The Toronto Maple Leafs are facing an unexpected situation with veteran goaltender Matt Murray, who is currently recovering from hip surgery he underwent in October. Sheldon Keefe shocked the media today when he provided a massive update in regards to his return from injury.

Keefe Provides Major Update On Matt Murray's Return From Injury



Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe disclosed that Murray has been actively working out and facing live shots as part of his rehabilitation process.

Keefe adds some intrigue about Matt Murray for the coming weeks, saying he is making progress, is nowfacing live shots and in good consultation with goalie coach Curtis Sanford.




This development poses a potential dilemma for the Maple Leafs, as Murray's $4.687 million cap hit is currently covered by long-term injured reserve. If Murray returns to play, the team will need to navigate salary cap constraints, which could prove challenging.


While there's no confirmation yet on Murray's return this season, the initial timeline set after his surgery suggested a possible comeback within 6-8 months. If he returns at the earlier end of this range, possibly in March, it could complicate matters for the Maple Leafs during the remainder of the 2023-24 NHL regular season.


While the Maple Leafs likely have contingency plans in place, dealing with Murray's potential return is a scenario they would probably prefer to avoid.


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