The Toronto Maple Leafs put defenceman Jake Muzzin on injured reserve Wednesday with a concussion, two days because the blueliner was hospitalized after banging his head on the ice.
It is Muzzin’s second concussion in lower than a month. He missed seven video games in January after slamming into the tip boards throughout a recreation on Jan. 15.
Muzzin, who turned 33 on Monday, is a candidate to land on long run IR to unlock cap house with the NHL’s commerce deadline developing March 21.
Muzzin has 12 factors (two targets, 10 assists) in 41 video games this season.
A Stanley Cup winner with Los Angeles, Muzzin has 291 factors (68 targets, 223 assists) and a plus-66 score in 673 profession video games with the Kings and Maple Leafs. Nonetheless, he has a team-worst minus-8 score this season.
Morgan Rielly on Jake Muzzin damage: “I simply hope he is okay. He is an enormous a part of our group. Clearly a man we care deeply about. We want him nothing however the most effective and hope he is again quickly.”
The Maple Leafs are third within the Atlantic Division and are within the midst of a three-game winless streak. Toronto subsequent performs Thursday in opposition to the Minnesota Wild.