Hutchinson not at Marlies practice following Mrazek’s injury last night

As per our own Marlies reporter, Nick Barden, Michael Hutchinson is not on the ice with the Marlies this morning…

Michael Hutchinson is not at #Marlies practice this morning. pic.twitter.com/yDp62yl9qP
— Nick Barden (@nickbarden) October 15, 2021

This of course follows the news last night from the Leafs

Goaltender Petr Mrázek will not return to tonight’s game due to injury (groin).
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) October 15, 2021

So Mrazek made this final save and then fell
I hope it’s nothing pic.twitter.com/FOyykOpByp
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) October 15, 2021

Groin injuries for goaltenders are fairly common, and we’ve seen the impact that it has had on Frederik Andersen and Garrett Sparks in the past. The fact that the Leafs have the ability to run with Jack Campbell for a while softens the blow, but having the Leafs new goaltender immediately go on the shelf is ungood and quintessentially Leafy.
We can probably expect an official update on Mrazek soon, and who knows, Hutchinson might have only been recalled for the precautionary or practice reasons, but this early in the season rushing Mrazek back seems a bit foolish.
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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