The injury hits keep coming in Toronto. Already having announced Friday that Trevor Moore would be out indefinitely with a concussion and then announcing Saturday morning that Ilya Mikheyev is out for at least three months due to a wrist laceration, the Maple Leafs announced that defenseman Jake Muzzin is out week-to-week with a broken foot.
“Week to week at this point,” said head coach Sheldon Keefe. “They need a little more time to get more tests done to determine the full extent of it.”
Keefe told reporters that Muzzin suffered the injury during the first period of Friday’s overtime victory over the New Jersey Devils. However, Muzzin stayed in the game and played 20:59 during the game. Teammate Justin Holl (via Toronto Sun’s Terry Korshan) said that Muzzin told him during the game that he believed he had broken his toe.
The injury also explains the team’s roster moves earlier today. After the team announced Mikheyev’s injury, it recalled two players, including forward Kenny Agostino as well as defenseman Timothy Liljegren. Now that the team has revealed Muzzin’s injury, it helps explain Liljegren’s recall as he will help fill in on the blueline, although his NHL debut will have to wait as The Athletic’s Jonas Siegel reports that the team will use defenseman Martin Marincin to fill in for Muzzin.
Muzzin is second on the team in ATOI, averaging 21:21 and has three goals and 13 points in 38 games and a plus-eight with the Maple Leafs.