Maple Leafs provide a health update on Matt Murray.
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Maple Leafs provide a health update on Matt Murray.

The veteran goaltender is going to be out for what sounds like a very long time.

Jonathan Larivee

The Toronto Maple Leafs have provided a big update on the status of veteran goaltender Matt Murray.

On Monday morning, the team officially announced that Murray would not play for the duration of the season when they revealed that Murray had just undergone a major surgical procedure. Specifically, the Leafs revealed that Murray underwent successful bilateral hip surgery and that the procedure would keep him out for the next 6 to 8 months.

This news will allow the Maple Leafs to bury Murray's cap hit on long term injured reserve for the duration of the season, a huge deal for a team that is up against the NHL's salary cap. I doubt anyone in the Leafs fan base will be sad to hear the news given that Murray's performance was less than stellar during his tenure with the Leafs.

Murray's last season saw him record a .903 save percentage and a 3.01 goals against average over 26 games with the Leafs.

I wish him a full and speedy recovery.