Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries – Defensemen
Muzzin returned to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup again against the Detroit Wings on April 26th from an undisclosed injury not related to the concussions he suffered in January and February.
It’s great news since many consider Muzzin’s injuries during the last couple playoffs seasons to be the straw that broke the camels back for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Muzzin was regarded as one of the Leafs most irreplaceable players, but recent additions, Mark Giordano and Ilya Lyubushkin, and the emergence of Timothy Liljegren have taken some weight off of Muzzin’s shoulders.
Jake Muzzin still isn’t 100% and is still considered day-to-day. Sheldon Keefe expects Muzzin to play through the injury during the playoffs.
Rasmus Sandin has been on LTIR since March 19 with a knee injury he suffered in a game against the Nashville Predators, the same game that Ondřej Kaše suffered his concussion.
Sandin has been practicing with the team, and seems ready to return, but Sheldon Keefe says he’s unlikely to play in the Toronto Maple Leafs final regular season game against the Boston Bruins.
I’m wondering if Rasmus Sandin will sit out due to injury or due to the depth ahead of him in the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup. Adding Mark Giordano and Ilya Lyubushkin to the roster combined with Timothy Liljegren’s stellar play may have pushed Sandin out of a top six role on the Leafs blueline.