Toronto Maple Leafs Injury Update Heading into NHL Playoffs

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 17: Michael Bunting #58 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 17, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 17: Michael Bunting #58 of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrates a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on February 17, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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Mar 27, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Petr Mrazek (35) makes a glove save against the Florida Panthers during the second period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries – Goalies

Petr Mrázek

Petr Mrázek suffered a groin injury (his third of the season) during the Toronto Maple Leafs game against the Boston Bruins on March 29th and has been on LTIR ever since.

Mrázek has been skating for about a week now, but isn’t expected to return until around May 10th.  He could return to play late in the first round, but he won’t be rushed unless Jack Campbell goes down with an injury or really struggles in net.

Joseph Woll

Toronto Marlies goaltender, Joseph Woll has been out with a shoulder injury since March 17th.  There’s not much information out there about his progress, but typically a shoulder injury that doesn’t require surgery will need about six weeks to recover.

With the Toronto Marlies season ending this week without a playoff birth, it’s unlikely that Joseph Woll will see any action with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the playoffs unless there are a string of injuries to Jack Campbell, Erik Källgren and Petr Mrázek (when he returns).

When healthy, I feel Woll trumps Källgren on the Toronto Maple Leafs goalie depth chart, though it’s debatable.  However, this late in the season, Erik Källgren would most likely see the net over Woll coming off an injury.

Carter Hutton

It appears that Carter Hutton has finally returned from an ankle injury that has kept him out since October 25th when he was a member of the Arizona Coyotes.  Hutton was backup to Michael Hutchinson during the Toronto Marlies game against the Laval Rocket on April 27th.

I honestly didn’t think the 36 year-old goaltender would ever play again, but it’s great that he’s now available if the Leafs run into a string of more goalie injuries.  I’m not sure if he’s ahead of Michael Hutchinson on the Leafs depth chart though.

Ian Scott

Since winning CHL Goaltender of the Year in 2019, Scott has had an extremely tough time staying healthy.  He missed the entire 2019-20 season, and in 2020-21, he only played one AHL game and five ECHL games.  So far this season, he has only played one game in the ECHL and it was back on January 22nd.

The injury is undisclosed, but it seems to be a reoccurring groin injury.  My heart breaks for the once highly touted 23 year-old prospect.  I wouldn’t blame him if he gave up and retired, but if he ever makes it to the NHL, he’s a shoo-in for the Masterton trophy.

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After key players going down with injuries during their last couple playoff seasons, I hope the Leafs can stay healthy enough to win a round this year or at least have enough depth to get by. Go Leafs Go!