Goaltender Matt Murray wasn’t surprised when he saw his name left off the Ottawa Senators’ protected list for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft, his agent Robert Hooper told the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch on Sunday.
The Sens chose to protect 23-year-old netminder Filip Gustavsson over the two-time Stanley Cup winner. With tempting options on the table such as the Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price or the Vancouver Canucks’ Braden Holtby, the Sens don't think the Kraken will be looking Murray's way when it’s time to pick their team on Wednesday.
"Matt gets it 100% and he’s fine with it," Hooper said. "Pierre (Dorion) explained to Matt that they don’t want to lose him and based on their educated guess they don’t believe they will. The Senators don’t feel this will be a big risk to the team."