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Frederik Andersen out of the game

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Upper body injury takes out the Maple Leafs goaltender.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

After a wild first period that saw the Toronto Maple Leafs get down 2-1 in Buffalo to the Sabres, Frederik Andersen failed to return to the game with an unspecified upper body injury.

When details appear—when Andersen writes his autobiography in thirty years, in other words—we’ll let you know what they are.

The Leafs are currently holding the third place in the Atlantic and have no other genuinely NHL-capable goaltender in their system.


Hmmm. This is timed for not quite the last minutes of the third period.

So good news or bad?

So what does that add up to? It seems like we won’t get an update until Monday now. The Leafs next game is Tuesday at home to the Panthers.

Speculation is running rampant that this is in some way related to concussion protocol. That seems plausible, but without confirmation of that, it would be wrong to assume that.