Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ilya Mikheyev will miss at least three months after suffering a wrist laceration during Friday’s game against the New Jersey Devils.
According to the team, the 25-year-old will remain in a New Jersey hospital for the time being after successful surgery, before heading back to Toronto.
During the third period, Devils forward Jesper Bratt’s skate cut Mikheyev’s wrist in a freak accident that caused the injury.
The unfortunate incident damaged an artery and tendons, per the team’s press release.
With forward Trevor Moore out indefinitely with a concussion and now Mikheyev out long-term, the Leafs will have their offensive depth tested during the second half of their season.
The @MapleLeafs have recalled forward Kenny Agostino and defenceman Timothy Liljegren from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 28, 2019
Forwards Ilya Mikheyev and Trevor Moore have been placed on injured reserve. #LeafsForever
The Russian rookie has surprised most with his first season in North America, scoring eight goals and 23 points through 39 games.
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