The Toronto Maple Leafs shall be with out one other two forwards for the foreseeable future.
In an announcement made Saturday afternoon, the membership introduced that Ilya Mikheyev (wrist) and Trevor Moore (concussion) have been positioned on injured reserve. With Andreas Johnsson (leg) on the IR as properly, the Leafs are at present lacking three forwards from their common lineup.
After struggling a ugly damage throughout final nights recreation versus the New Jersey Devils, Mikheyev’s agent, Dan Milstein, introduced that the Russian winger underwent profitable surgical procedure to restore an artery and tendons in his wrist. Mikheyev, who has recorded 23 factors in 39 video games this season, shall be out of the Leafs’ lineup for at the least the subsequent three months.
Ilya Mikheyev’s hand is lower badly and he heads to the dressing room shedding blood 😳😬
— David Nestico (@davidnestico200) December 28, 2019
Moore’s timeline is rather less clear, with the membership asserting he shall be out of the lineup indefinitely.
The 24-year-old has had a tough rookie NHL season, struggling a shoulder damage on November 15th in opposition to Boston and returning to the Leafs’ lineup on December 21st earlier than lacking each recreation since. In between Moore struggling a shoulder damage and returning to recreation motion, he took a success in observe that set his restoration again, as properly. Roughly per week after Moore performed practically 10 minutes in opposition to Detroit, it’s unclear when he sustained a concussion.
In a corresponding transfer to the project of Moore and Mikheyev to the IR, the Maple Leafs additionally introduced that ahead Kenny Agostino and defenceman Timothy Liljegren have been summoned from the Marlies.
Agostino, 27, has been a point-per-game participant via 26 video games of AHL motion with the Marlies. Earlier than inking a two-year, one-way contract with the Leafs this previous summer time, Agostino performed in 63 NHL video games final season with the New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens, recording 24 factors.
Liljegren, 20, is recalled as soon as once more by the Leafs, and there’s an excellent likelihood he might see some recreation motion this time round. With Jake Muzzin out week-to-week with a foot damage, the Leafs’ first-round decide within the 2017 draft might definitely be the one bestowed upon to fill in that hole, though Martin Marincin will take Muzzin’s spot for tonight’s matchup in New York.