After this collision late in the first period of the Leafs - Panthers game on Monday night:
Collision with Freddie Andersen. Not good but Muzzin nudged it along pic.twitter.com/DZmeDQ3uAY— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 4, 2020
Frederik Andersen finished the period, but did not start the second.
Michael Hutchinson will start in goal for the 2nd period. Frederik Andersen is being examined and his status will be updated shortly.— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 4, 2020
And it was not clear at that point if Andersen was just getting his equipment back on after having something looked at or if it was a more serious issue.
One more look at the Freddie collision. Tough to tell exactly what it is from here pic.twitter.com/BCSZk1drTf— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 4, 2020
And the (somewhat confusing) verdict is:
Frederik Andersen (upper body) will not return tonight vs. the Panthers.— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 4, 2020
He seems to catch his foot or leg, not anything on his upper body.
The internet is speculating that an earlier glancing collision with Mark Pysyk’s butt is the culprit. I went back and watched on the overhead camera, which remains on the goalie while the broadcast is showing replays, and I don’t think that was it. It’s not impossible, but during the above collision, you can see from this not great resolution image:
That Andersen’s head is tucked under during the collision, and he could have strained his neck and/or hurt his head/shoulder there.
Sheldon Keefe says the "results were positive" on Frederik Andersen's concussion test. They'll revisit it in the morning. He may practice tomorrow.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 4, 2020