Ilya Samsonov injured his knee on a Brad Marchand penalty kick

Ilya Samsonov injured his knee on a Brad Marchand penalty kick

Former Caps goalie/current Leafs goalie Ilya Samsonov walked out of the Toronto game on Saturday night. He suffered an apparent knee injury while facing a penalty shot by Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand.

Now on injured reserve, Samsonov will be out at least a week, though a precise timetable awaits the results of an MRI.

Marchand got the shot for hooking on a breakaway. While moving for a backhand, Samsonov pulled back. Marchand scored and Samsonov lay on his back in the crease.

It was specified by The Leafs the injury was to Samsonov’s knee.

Today, Leafs boss Sheldon Keefe said Samsonov “will be out for more than a week, apparently.” The team is awaiting the results of an MRI. Due to his IR status, Samsonov would already be ineligible to play until at least Toronto’s game against Vancouver on Saturday the 12th.

Samsonov, 25, had since become Toronto’s de facto number one goaltender Matt Murray was injured last month. In eight games, Samsonov saved .921 in all situations. According to Moneypuckhe had saved 4.9 goals above expectations, ranking him 10th among goalkeepers who have played at least five games.

Samsonov’s injury history is long and complicated, incl an injury sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accidentand a series of smaller injuries about him the last seasons.

The Leafs turned to backup goaltender Erik Kallgren to defeat the Bruins on Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, the Leafs signed Marlies goaltender Keith Petruzzelli to a two-year contract.

Screenshot courtesy of the Leafs

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