According to the Boston Herald, Murray contends that he was injured at the time of the buyout and thus should receive the full $4.1 million that he would have been paid if he had played for the Bruins this season.
Under the terms of the NHL collective bargaining agreement, the Bruins bought out Murray for $2.76 million, two-thirds of his salary, spread over two years, thus saving the team $1.38 million this season.
Murray's agent, Anton Thun, reportedly says that an ankle injury suffered by Murray last season was not healed at the time of the buyout on July 26, which could mean that Murray was not eligible to be bought out.
But Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said the Bruins abided by NHL rules.
"I haven't seen all the facts on what they're claiming, but they are claiming we bought him out improperly,'' Chiarelli told the Herald. "Outside of one letter from his agent, that's all I've heard. We've done everything according to the CBA and the standard players contract, so I don't think there's going to be an issue."
According to the Herald, "The problem for the Murray camp may be this: He reportedly was telling prospective teams that he was healthy and ready to play this season, which would undermine his contention that the B's improperly bought out an injured athlete.''