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Details on why Samsonov didn't travel to Ottawa revealed
BY RYAN SMITHERAM MARCH 20, 2023 (4:13 PM)
As an update, Samsonov travelled with the team to Long Island for tomorrow's game. After a full three days off, Samsonov returned to practice this morning sharing the net in pre-practice drills with Joseph Woll. Matt Murray, coming off of a 48-save shootout win Saturday, did not participate.
The Leafs will play 4 games in 6 days this week so we should see Samsonov between the pipes for half of them (as long as his wife doesn't go into labour), which explains why Woll is still with the Leafs. Samsonov is 24-8-3 with 3 shutouts so far this season while posting a 2.35GAA and .917 save percentage.