Maple Leafs sign Matt Murray to a new contract on Monday,
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Maple Leafs sign Matt Murray to a new contract on Monday,

The Toronto Maple Leafs are bringing back veteran goaltender Matt Murray.

Jonathan Larivee

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a curious move.

After securing the services of both restricted free agent goaltender Joseph Woll and unrestricted free agent goaltender Anthony Stolarz, the Maple Leafs have announced the addition of yet another goalie.

According to National Hockey League insider Darren Dreger, the Maple Leafs will be bringing back goaltender Matt Murray for one more year, this in spite of Murray's significant injury struggles since joining the Leafs. According to Dreger the move is designed to provide some additional depth behind Stolarz and Woll, which means Murray's playing time will likely be very limited this season barring any disasters between the pipes for the Maple Leafs.

The good news here for the Maple Leafs is that they are getting Murray on a very affordable deal, with Murray coming in on a 1 year contract with an average annual value and salary cap hit of just $750,000.

Murray missed all of last season with the exception of 3 games in the American Hockey League as part of a conditioning stint at the end of the season, and it remains to be seen what kind of form he will be in after such a long layoff and so many injuries.