Muzzin is out and the Leafs want to know if you can play defense

It’s safe to say that the Leafs injury situation has been a tad ridiculous this year. It’s probably safe to say that they would not be the bubble team they are if they hadn’t had significant injuries to:
-Dermott
-Hyman
-Tavares
-Marner
-Muzzin
-Andersen
-Kerfoot
-Johnsson
-Mikheyev
-Rielly
– and now Muzzin again

Defenceman Jake Muzzin is expected to be out of the lineup for approximately four weeks after suffering a broken hand last night.
Defenceman Calle Rosen has been recalled from the @TorontoMarlies (AHL). pic.twitter.com/ViVIkseAK3
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) February 26, 2020
That will put a real damper on the playoff party I was planning. Muzzin being out for four weeks and Rielly and Ceci still not having a set return date leaves the Leafs blueline in the hands of Tyson Barrie, Justin Holl, and a heck of a lot of kids.
Before this news broke, I was perfectly prepared to write about how Rasmus Sandin has struggled of late, but now I think we’re looking at an entirely new situation where the Leafs are going to be leaning on Sandin even more than before.
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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