TSN is reporting that newly acquired Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ryan O’Reilly underwent successful surgery today to help stabilize his broken finger. Head coach Sheldon Keefe has said the timeline for recovery is four weeks.
O’Reilly was placed on long-term injured reserve on Monday, meaning the earliest he can return to the Maple Leafs lineup is the 29th of March.
O’Reilly was injured on Saturday night when he was hit on the hand by an Auston Matthews shot. Toronto is 5-3 since they acquired the former Conn Smythe winner and were hoping to acclimate him to the lineup in the months leading up to the playoffs.
For his part, O’Reilly has five points since coming over from the St. Louis Blues and has been everything Toronto was hoping for when they acquired the 32-year-old.