Muzzin out indefinitely for Maple Leafs with cervical spine injury
Jake Muzzin is out indefinitely for the Toronto Maple Leafs with a cervical spine injury. The defender will be reassessed at the end of February.
Muzzin has one assist in four games this season. He was placed on injured reserve on October 19, two days after leaving a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at 11:03 of the second period after colliding with the Coyotes forward . Clayton Keller. Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said after the game that he was told it was not a head injury, but that there was no timetable for a return.
The 33-year-old had two concussions last season and missed part of training camp with back discomfort.
“Jake has had a number of injuries that have been a concern for us,” Keefe said. “Anytime a player gets injured and he’s had as many injuries as Jake has had to deal with, there’s concern, of course. How much concern? I don’t know. I think it’s probably too early to tell at this point. an event he was at last night and he looked like him in a lot of ways and he was here at the facility today we’re going to let the process take care of itself with the medical people and we’re going to do it from there”.
defender TJ Brodie was placed on IR with an oblique injury. He was hit by a shot from Chad Ruhwedel of the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-2 loss on November 11 and missed a 3-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks the following night.
Defenseman Mac Hollowell was recalled from Toronto of the American Hockey League.
The Maple Leafs (8-5-3) visit the Penguins on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, ATTSN-PT, TSN4, ESPN+) and return to Toronto for a three-game homestand that begins Thursday against the New Jersey Devils.
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