Quote from: CarltonTheBear on Today at 01:14:13 PMI've always figured Murray was a definite goner this offseason but if the Leafs don't re-sign ROR they might honestly have more cap space than they can realistically spend considering how bland the UFA market is. So who knows. I guess there could be a chance they keep him at a $3.5mil hit on the Marlies until maybe deadline time or if another team finds themselves needing a goalie (or as just insurance behind Samsonov and Woll).
I guess that depends on what other moves the team might be trying to make. I don't think he's a definite goner, but, if the goal of getting him off the NHL roster is to maximize cap space, sending him the AHL wouldn't be the most efficient option. Buying him out would actually free more space this coming season (but less the season after, obviously).
Best option, if he can't be moved at full price without tacking on an asset might be to see if a team would take him at 50% for free. ~$2.35M for an experienced backup is a reasonable price for a number of teams - especially those that aren't expecting to compete for a playoff spot and have some space available.