The Toronto Maple Leafs will probably be with out veteran defenceman Jake Muzzin for at least the subsequent three months.
The workforce stated Monday that Muzzin is out indefinitely with a cervical spine injury and will probably be re-evaluated in late February.
Muzzin, 33, was injured in Toronto’s 4-2 house loss to Arizona on Oct. 17 after colliding with Coyotes winger Clayton Keller.
The Maple Leafs had the veteran defenceman on injured reserve two days later and stated at the time he would miss at least three video games.
Muzzin, an efficient penalty-killer and shutdown defenceman, has skated in 4 video games with the Maple Leafs this season and recorded one help.
Kyle Dubas on Jake Muzzin: “We have to do what’s proper for his long-term well being. He’s a father of two younger kids and a husband. We have to guarantee that we’re doing proper by him. As essential as he’s to us as a participant, his well being is paramount.”
Toronto additionally introduced TJ Brodie has been positioned on injured reserve with an indirect injury, with basic supervisor Kyle Dubas saying Monday the blue-liner can be sidelined a minimal of two weeks.
The 32-year-old Brodie, who missed Toronto’s win over visiting Vancouver on Saturday, has two assists in 15 video games this season.
In corresponding strikes, the Maple Leafs recalled ahead Pontus Holmberg and defenceman Mac Hollowell from the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.