Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Matt Murray will miss at least the next four weeks due to an adductor muscle injury.
Murray injured himself during Saturday’s morning skating ahead of a game against the Ottawa Senators in Toronto.
He was then placed on the long-term injured list.
According to TSN, Maple Leafs coach Keef said after skating, “We’re going to have him evaluated this afternoon, or in the next little bit, and make some decisions about his status tonight.” “At this point, it’s still too early to really give much in terms of what-if scenarios and stuff like that. Focus on getting Matt evaluated and take it from there.”
of @maple leaf G put Matt Murray on the long-term injured list. He is expected to miss a minimum of 4 weeks (adductor muscle injury).
G Erik Källgren has been recalled. @TorontoMarlies on an emergency basis.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) October 15, 2022
Murray made 19 of his 23 saves in Toronto Wednesday in a 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the season opener.
Murray, who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017, has been plagued with injuries throughout his career.
He’s been on the injured list seven times in less than five years. according to sportsnet.
Murray appeared in just 47 games for the Senators from 2020-22, going 15-25-3 with a 3.23 winning percentage. Target vs average and .899 save rate. The Maple Leafs acquired him, a third-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and a seventh-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft, from the Senators in exchange for future consideration in July.
As a result, Toronto recalled goaltender Eric Kalgren from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.