In a season that has so far seen the Toronto Maple Leafs lose multiple players to injury, we have now learned the Toronto Marlies will be no different:
It sounds like Rasmus Sandin's foot injury will sideline him for several weeks. He got hurt blocking a shot during the Toronto Marlies season opener in Winnipeg on Monday night.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 17, 2021
After a long delay, the Canadian AHL season began Monday night with the Toronto Marlies in Winnipeg to pay the Manitoba Moose. Game one went well, with a solid 3-2 victory for the Marlies and that was followed up by a dominant 6-2 win for the Marlies.
The bad news is Rasmus Sandin won’t be around to see the many more victories for the Marlies since he is now out six weeks. Sandin was up with the Leafs when the NHL returned, mostly practicing and hanging out on the Taxi Squad, and got into one game where he got one assist.
Many people were expecting big things this AHL season from Sandin, where he would be getting top pair minutes as opposed to practicing with the Maple Leafs in the NHL.
As an aside, while looking up “Sandin Blocked Shot” I was shown this tweet from one year ago:
Sheldon Keefe on Rasmus Sandin's departure and return: "He blocked a shot so he was banged up from that and he had x-rays. For a time we weren't sure if he was going to come back but then he showed up on the bench so it's good for us."— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) February 17, 2020
Let’s get Rasmus some extra strong skate guards.
Redmond was one of three main Growlers goalies last year and was very good there. He has played two AHL games in the past, which now equals Andrew D’Agostini’s experience, and they co-lead the team in that stat for goalies.
D’Agostini needs help in net while Ian Scott is out, said to be week-to-week with a groin injury, and Joe Woll is on the Leafs. Redmond will need to go through 14 days of quarantine, so he won’t join the team until they come back from their current western trip and... well, we don’t know. There’s no schedule yet.
Official word from the Maple Leafs:
Marlies D Rasmus Sandin sustained a foot injury as a result of a blocked shot on Feb 15. He’ll return to Toronto for further evaluation by the Leafs medical team & will be out indefinitely. A more accurate timeline for his return will be provided once fully evaluated in Toronto.— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) February 17, 2021