Toronto Maple Leafs' players Timothy Liljegren, Max Domi, Joel Edmundson and Auston Matthews, celebrating a goal during a game.
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Leafs player is seriously injured and will be out long term

Published March 29, 2024 at 10:31

We just learned that Timothy Liljegren, a player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, is seriously injured and will be out long-term, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe.

Liljegren, 24, was limited to 52 games this year, in a season filled with injuries for the young defenseman.

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe reveals that Timothy Liljegren will "miss some time" after injury.

Right before the start of last night's 5-1 win over the Washington Capitals, it was announced that Liljegren wouldn't play due to an upper-body injury, even if he was on the projected lineup earlier in the day.

The veteran Mark Giordano took his spot in the lineup and ended up contributing with a goal, which he dedicated to his recently deceased father.

"Maple Leafs defenseman Timothy Liljegren will not be available for tonight's game due to injury (upper body).

Defenseman Mark Giordano has been activated from LTIR."

After the game, head coach Sheldon Keefe revealed in his press conference that Liljegren will be away for "some time."

"Timothy Liljegren is going to «miss some time,» per Keefe."

It's the second time he gets severely injured this season. Back in November, Liljegren was placed on the Long Term Injury Reserve after a controversial hit from Boston Bruins' captain Marchand.

While this doesn't look good for the Maple Leafs' defenseman, there's still hope to see him back in the lineup for the playoffs, but we'll need further details before confirming an official timeline for his return.

It's not surprising to see the Maple Leafs struggling to find consistency on the ice: they've dealt with a lot of injuries this season, forcing management to change the lineup many times. We'll see how this transpires into the playoffs.

Source: Hockey Patrol - Sheldon Keefe reveals bad news regarding Liljegren
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