Let’s start with the necessary disclaimer that we would never wish an injury on anyone, and sports fandom shouldn’t involve wishing pain on others. We hope that Cody Ceci the best health and hope he takes the time to recover to his fullest.
Cody Ceci (ankle) “out for a while,” according to Kyle Dubas
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 6, 2020
Okay, now let’s switch it up to some real talk. There hasn’t been a whole lot to like about Cody Ceci in a Leafs uniform and his absence may have a positive impact on the Leafs rather than a negative one. On the surface Cody Ceci has positive numbers for CF%, GF%, and xGF%, and those largely came about after he was moved to the third pairing, was sheltered, and had his ice time reduced. The Leafs are now in the business of finding a bottom pairing replacement and a new partner to work with Rasmus Sandin.
The quick answer is the one that no one really wants to hear, and that’s going with Martin Marincin, how has shown the ability to anger Leafs fans no matter which side …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation