Mrazek placed on the IR and Brodie misses practice

Maybe things have started going too good for the Leafs over the past stretch and reality needed to catch up with them.

Maple Leafs goaltender Petr Mrázek has been placed on injured reserve due to a groin injury, retroactive to November 4.  He is expected to miss approximately four weeks.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) November 7, 2021

There might have been a lot of pressure on Mrazek to return sooner than he should have as he was instantly injured after starting his contract with the Leafs, and he came back too quickly. Now we can hope the Leafs do this right and give Mrazek sometime to get better. In the meantime that will probably mean we get some more Michael Hutchinson time, after Mrazek missing last night and Woll being up in relief, there is the flexibility to bring Hutchinson back on an emergency recall. Looking at the Leafs schedule this should equal three potential starts for Hutchinson in the next four weeks.

TJ Brodie is absent from Leafs practice
Will get update from Keefe … Leafs d-man did take this heavy hit from Pastrnak last night
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 7, 2021

As for Brodie, well, it’s too early …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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