TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs’ defence has taken one other large hit, with the group putting Morgan Rielly on long-term injured reserve with a knee harm.
Rielly was injured on a clumsy collision with New York ahead Kyle Palmieri early within the third interval of the Maple Leafs 3-2 time beyond regulation loss to the Islanders Monday night time in Toronto.
Rielly has no objectives and 16 assists in 20 video games this season and is averaging 23 minutes per sport of ice time.
His harm is a serious blow to a defence core already lacking shutdown defenceman Jake Muzzin long-term with a neck harm and top-four rearguard T.J. Brodie with an injured indirect.
Initially listed out for 2 weeks when added to IR on Nov. 14, Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe has mentioned Brodie is recovering slower than anticipated and can miss Toronto’s upcoming four-game street journey, beginning Wednesday in opposition to the surging New Jersey Devils. Muzzin, in the meantime, is on long-term reserve and shall be re-evaluated late February.
The group recalled defencemen Mac Hollowell and Victor Mete from the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies on Tuesday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 22, 2022.
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