The Leafs suffered a 3-2 loss at home last night to the stingy Dallas Stars, but the game wasn’t the only thing the team lost. Andreas Johnsson suffered a knee injury that will reportedly not be a short-term issue.
Johnsson awkwardly collided with teammate Kasperi Kapanen in the first period and left the game favouring his knee…
#LeafsForever Andreas Johnsson leaves for the room after this collision with Kapanen pic.twitter.com/wL3OITLd22
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Losing Johnsson is yet another blow to a Leafs team that has struggled mightily with injuries this season. There hasn’t really been a point in 2019-20 in which the Leafs have iced their ideal lineup.
Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott were out at the start of the season, John Tavares got hurt in mid-October, Mitch Marner got injured right when he returned to the lineup, Ilya Mikheyev suffered his hand injury in December, and Morgan Rielly and Jake Muzzin both got injured in January, while the former is still out of the lineup. Johnsson also spent a month on the shelf earlier in the season.
While losing Johnsson isn’t as big of a …
Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation