In the first period of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night, Tyson Barrie left the game and did not return after this:

After the game, reports came out that X-Rays were negative and the Leafs don’t expect Barrie to be out for long. Of course, they said the same thing about Andreas Johnsson and we know how that turned out...

So, where does that put the Leafs? Well, they have yet another player in the increasingly crowded injury ward. Whether or not Barrie does have to go on IR at all remains to be seen. The logical replacement for Barrie seems to be Rasmus Sandin. He might not be a righty to replace that role Barrie was playing, but he got a stint to start the year with the Leafs already. He’s also done well in the AHL since his demotion.

How good? Well, for that I go to our resident Sandin fanclub:

However, it doesn’t seem to be so clear. During the intermission segments, Chris Johnston offered this:

So if Barrie is not out for long, we might not see Sandin after all. Maybe it’s Liljegren, maybe it’s someone like MarMar or a different call up from the Marlies. Maybe it’s the Leafs top draft pick from last year, Nick Robertson!

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Have a happy Sunday everyone!

Who do you want to see the Leafs use to replace Barrie?

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