Sheldon Keefe provided an update to Frederik Andersen’s condition yesterday, which went exactly as all injury updates do:
[Player X] is [lingering somewhere in the twilight space between life and death] and more information is expected [between now and the heat death of the universe].
In more concrete news, Keefe has confirmed that Andersen will not be joining the Maple Leafs on this road trip, which is not exactly a surprise.
Sheldon Keefe says Frederik Andersen will not join the team on this trip, which wraps up Monday night in Calgary— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) April 1, 2021
Andersen has not skated since March 19, but the coach said "he's progressing well"@TSN_Edge
There are also more COVID-19-related game postponements in the North Division—this time it’s the Vancouver Canucks and the Winnipeg Jets, although judging by what ended up happening with Montreal, it’s plausible that there will be some kind of trickle-down schedule adjustment for the Leafs.
The @NHL postpones @Canucks games through Tuesday, April 6; Target Thursday, April 8 for team’s return to game play.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 1, 2021
Details: https://t.co/cYKApZSonX pic.twitter.com/gQOhAlGa4M
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