Ottawa Senators Matt Murray Buffalo Sabres

While the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabers had come up with a trade for… Matt Murraythe goalkeeper stays put for the time being.

Murray has the Sabers on his 10-team no-trade list and refused to waive the move.

The proposed trade would have left the two teams making first-round picks, with the Sabers moving up to No. 7 ahead of the overall roster of No. 16, with the Senators also keeping their paychecks.

Murray has been limited to just 47 starts in his first two seasons in Ottawa since signing a $25 million four-year contract with an average annual value of $6.25 million.

The 28-year-old scored a save rate of 0.906 and 3.05 goals against the 20-game average last season, while missing a lot of time with an upper-body injury.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs, who scour the goalkeeper market, have “sniffed around” Murray. Postmedia’s Bruce Garrioch adds that Murray agrees to be traded to Toronto, pointing to the Arizona Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks as other teams that could be interested.

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