As per tradition now that the Leafs have been eliminated from the playoffs we get to learn how hurt they were. In Zach Hyman’s case, he was hurting pretty bad…
The @MapleLeafs announced today that forward Zach Hyman will undergo surgery Monday, April 29 to repair a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sustained during the team’s first round playoff series against Boston. He is expected to miss a minimum of six months.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) April 25, 2019
Six months is a long time. I did the math, that’s roughly 182 days or 4368 hours or 262080 minutes before we’ll see Zach Hyman in a Leafs uniform again. His earliest expected return date is October 25th if we are taking the six months thing to heart, and the minimum aspect of the announcement seems like he’s pulling a Wyclef Jean and he’ll be gone til November.
What this means?
Well, if you are a fan of modest cap relief the Leafs will potentially save a bit of money at the start of the season by having Hyman on the injured reserve.
The Leafs top line of Hyman-Tavares-Marner is going to need an understudy and potentially that is Trevor Moore, …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation