Scary moment as Bratt's skate catches Mikheyev's hand. Went to the room for stitches. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/0uX2RK2LJ2— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) December 28, 2019
In the third period of the Leafs vs Devils game, Ilya Mikheyev was hurt when a skate made contact with wrist accidentally.
Leafs forward Ilya Mikheyev suffered a significant laceration to his wrist and is being transported to a local hospital for further evaluation and assessment.— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 28, 2019
On the New Jersey broadcast, they showed a replay that clearly indicated Mikheyev was bleeding immediately after contact with Jesper Bratt’s skate.
We’ll update you when we have more details.
Mikheyev spending the night in Jersey hospital while team travels back to Toronto.— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) December 28, 2019
The Maple Leafs have confirmed Mikheyev’s agent’s report. He is currently still in New Jersey hospital.
Ilya Mikheyev of the Toronto Maple Leafs has had a successful surgery to repair an artery and tendons in his wrist. He is expected to make a full recovery but a more accurate timeline for his return will be provided in 90 days.— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) December 28, 2019