Leafs, Ilya Samsonov $2.5M apart ahead of arbitration

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender Ilya Samsonov are $2.5 million apart heading into Friday’s arbitration hearing.

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The team filed at $2.4 million and the 26-year-old restricted free agent filed at $4.9 million, TSN reported on Wednesday.

Samsonov finished 27-10-5 with four shutouts, a 2.33 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in his first season with the Maple Leafs in 2022-23.

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He signed with Toronto in July 2022 following three seasons with the Washington Capitals, who drafted the Russian in the first round in 2015.

Samsonov is 79-32-13 with 10 shutouts, a 2.65 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 131 career games (119 starts) with the Capitals (2019-22) and Maple Leafs.

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