Maple Leafs’ Matt Murray to have ‘major surgery,’ Muzzin won’t play this season

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brad Treliving gives an injury update on defenceman Jake Muzzin and goaltender Matt Murray, saying the former will be out the entire 2023-24 season while the ladder will require "significant" surgery and rehab.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Matt Murray will have “major surgery” in the next week, general manager Brad Treliving said Wednesday at the start of training camp.

Treliving added that the surgery will require significant rehab but said a timeline for his return to the NHL won’t be provided right away.

“We’re not necessarily focused on time frames right now,” Treliving said. “This is months not days or weeks.”

The Maple Leafs announced in July that Murray would begin the season on long-term injured reserve but no specifics about the injury have been disclosed.

Murray is entering the final season of his contract with the Maple Leafs but had fallen down the depth chart after missing time with abductor, ankle and head injuries in 2022-23.

Treliving also said that defenceman Jake Muzzin will remain unavailable to the team this season. Muzzin, 34, only appeared in four games last season due to a back injury and has a history of concussions as well.

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