After surviving a terrible looking kneeing incident in his last game with Lokomotiv in the KHL, Yegor Korshkov, selected by the Leafs 31st overall in the most recent draft, is now out with a broken leg.
But after scoring a first-period goal in Loko’s victory over Avtomobilist, the 20-year-old suffered a broken leg after a collision with opposing D-man Dmitry Megalinsky and now faces a long injury lay-off. Head coach Alexei Kudashov confirmed the injury and added that he would be giving a chance to more youngsters in the absence of the forward.
But the video shows a terrible looking collision just before the one-minute mark.
Korshkov was having a breakout year, playing a meaningful third line role on a team rolling toward the playoffs. He has 6 goals and 12 assists in 35 games so far this season.
The timing is bad for a late-season return. This was Lokomotiv’s 36th of their 60 game season, with playoffs set to begin in late February.
We can only hope the injury is not as bad as it looked, and he makes a full and speedy recovery.