The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that Jake Muzzin will miss the rest of the team’s series against the Columbus Blue Jackets after being stretchered off the ice during Game Two.
Muzzin got cross-checked in the back of the neck and fell awkwardly, striking the back of Oliver Bjorkstrand’s knee and skate.
The Leafs’ full release reads:
After being transported to the hospital following an on-ice collision last night, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin is back at the team’s hotel.
Muzzin was discharged overnight but will not be available to the club for the duration of its series versus the Columbus Blue Jackets as a result of his injury. He will remain in quarantine within the hotel and look to rejoin his teammates upon recovery.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) August 5, 2020
Losing Muzzin, one of the team’s top defensemen, for any length of time is a huge blow to the Leafs backline, but the good news here is that he’s okay and out of the hospital.
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