Leafs’ Muzzin out with broken facial bone; Hyman, Thornton also injured
Written by The Canadian Press on February 22, 2021
Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin has suffered a broken facial bone and will be out an undetermined amount of time.
Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters on Monday that Muzzin is awaiting diagnosis, which will determine a timeline for his absence. He will wear a full face shield when he returns.
Travis Dermott will move into the Leafs’ defensive top-4 while Muzzin is out, Keefe said.
Keefe also said forwards Zach Hyman and Joe Thornton are out day-to-day. Their injuries were not disclosed.
Muzzin has 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 17 games this season and is averaging 21 minutes 28 seconds of ice time.
Thornton is out again after missing 10 games with a rib injury. He returned Feb. 15 and has seven points in four games this month.
Hyman has four goals and six assists in 18 games. He played in Toronto’s 5-3 win over Montreal on Saturday after missing the Maple Leafs’ previous game.
The Leafs host the Calgary Flames on Monday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2021.
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