Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Justin Holl will miss the group’s subsequent recreation after he took a puck to the face in the course of the group’s 5-1 win towards the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday evening.
“He is doing properly, he is simply uncomfortable in the present day,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe stated of Holl. “He is not going to journey with us and will not play tomorrow however we’re not anticipating him to overlook any time past that.”
Holl was minimize up within the third interval after he discovered himself on the receiving finish of a Nils Hoglander dump-in try. The preliminary replace on Holl after the sport was that he was advantageous and chatting up together with his teammates.
Holl has two targets and 17 assists in 19 video games this season. Timothy Liljegren occupied Holl’s spot on the second pair defence at observe on Sunday.
Toronto goaltender Jack Campbell took half in observe for a couple of minutes earlier than he leaving the ice. It was a part of the plan for the goaltender who improved to 15-2-1 final evening.
Campbell will get the nod in objective towards the Canadiens on Monday.
Frederik Andersen occupied Campbell’s reps at observe. Out since Mar. 19 with a knee harm, it is trying extra just like the goaltender is ready to return quickly.
“I believe the plan at this level is he isn’t going to journey with us however he could have one other observe on Wednesday,” Keefe stated of Andersen. “I believe as they’re build up his workload they will attempt to set a plan from there.”
With the Leafs being stretched beneath the wage cap, the almost definitely arrange for Andersen could also be a conditioning stint with the Marlies. Supplied the goaltender agrees, he can spend as much as six video games and three video games with the membership. That would give the Leafs the time to judge his recreation and, extra importantly, construct up the time wanted earlier than they will add the goaltender to the lively roster.
The Leafs solely have roughly $1.85 million in salary cap space in keeping with Puckpedia.com. The Leafs would wish to clear roughly $3.15 in house earlier than activating Andersen’s $5 million to the lively roster. Or wait till the playoffs the place the wage cap is not an element.