Sports Andreas Johnsson injury update: Toronto Maple Leafs forward leaves game after blocking shot

08:35  05 december  2019
08:35  05 december  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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23 when the Maple Leafs won 5-3 in Denver. “So I can understand that. But if I scored that goal, I’d Nichushkin put a wrist shot over the shoulder of goalie Frederik Andersen for his third goal in five Former Maple Leaf Nazem Kadri was honored during the first media timeout. With his parents in the

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson left Wednesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche with a leg injury and did not return.

Johnsson suffered the injury late in the second period when he blocked a shot from Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves. The team announced he would not return to the game at the start of the third and final frame.

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Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters after the game that the 25-year-old's injury did not appear serious, but Johnsson was too sore to continue playing in the team's 3-1 loss to Colorado.

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner skated in a a full-contact practice with his team on Monday, just 23 days after he sustained a Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner is out at least four weeks with an ankle injury . Marner focused on improving shot before returning to Maple Leafs .

Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson did not play in the third period because of a leg injury . Toronto forward Mitchell Marner played 22:53 in his return after missing 11 games with a high ankle sprain. Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly played his 500th NHL game .

If Johnsson sits for a longer time period, the Leafs will once again be relegated to playing at less than full health. Mitch Marner returned Wednesday after missing close to four weeks with a high-ankle sprain, leaving winger Trevor Moore the only remaining Toronto skater on injured reserve.

Toronto next plays Dec. 7 when it travels to face the St. Louis Blues. Should Johnsson's injury prove minor, he gets three days of rest before taking to the ice again.

The Gavle, Sweden, native has six goals and 10 assists in 30 games played this season.

Maple Leafs’ Tyson Barrie practises two days after ankle injury .
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