The latest update on Ilya Samsonov is out

He's coming off his second year with the Leafs.

Michael W.

Has the Ilya Samsonov era with the Toronto Maple Leafs reached a conclusion? According to one noted Leafs beat writer, it appears to be that way.

According to Kevin McGran of The Toronto Star, the Leafs have "moved on" from the Russian goaltender, who is set to play elsewhere next season: 

Samsonov, who was Toronto's nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy, did not have a good start to this season, and even found himself placed on waivers in December. But since then, he rebounded as well as anyone could have asked him to, amassing an impressive record of 15-3-1 from January 21 to March 30. 

He started the first four games of the postseason against Boston before being replaced with Joseph Woll, who led Toronto to wins in Games 5 and 6 before suffering an untimely injury.

Samsonsov was right back between the pipes for Game 7, a 2-1 overtime setback. And right now, there's been no real indications that the Leafs are interested in bringing the Russian goaltender back for a third season with the team. While it appears that Woll is set to take the next step and challenge for the full-time starting job, the Leafs reportedly are interested in signing a veteran for him to split the net with. 

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