The Toronto Maple Leafs have given an update on the mysterious condition of forward Trevor Moore, announcing that he will be out indefinitely with a concussion. Moore had only returned from his previous shoulder injury for a single game, but then was pulled back out of the lineup after more symptoms emerged. The team will now have to move forward without him, though they have been finding plenty of success with his replacements so far.
Moore, 24, was an undrafted free agent signing in 2016 after starring at the University of Denver and quickly developed into a reliable option for Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe, who was then coaching the Toronto Marlies. In his first professional season Moore scored 13 goals and 33 points in 57 games, a total he matched the next season before performing at an incredibly high level in the Marlies’ Calder Cup championship run.
Last year the speedy forward made his debut in the NHL and was hard to take out of the lineup, even if the offensive production didn’t completely follow. After the beginning of this season Moore now has 13 points in 47 career NHL regular season games, but will have to wait for his next chance.
In the meantime, the Maple Leafs are red hot under Keefe and have found real contributors in players like Ilya Mikheyev and Pierre Engvall. Toronto will start a back-to-back tonight against the New Jersey Devils,