In Saturday’s HNIC game, Tyson Barrie left with an arm or shoulder injury after this hit:
Barrie skates off letting his right arm hang pic.twitter.com/U2zZLZh16p— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) February 23, 2020
While we don’t have word yet on the severity of this injury, Elliotte Friedman provided this update in-game:
As we wait for an update on Tyson Barrie, word is that TOR expects both Cody Ceci and Morgan Rielly to return some time in March #SNTrade— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 23, 2020
There has always been a certain assumption, not based on anything the Leafs have actually said, that Cody Ceci would not return at all, or at least not until after the regular season was finished. That assumption now seems wholly unwarranted.
Morgan Rielly’s original date for reassessment was supposed to be mid-March.
When we have more news on Tyson Barrie, we’ll update you.
UPDATE: Rumours of his demise, etc. etc.
Barrie was the first to return:
Tyson Barrie is back for the second period— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) February 23, 2020
Which is frankly astonishing, considering how he looked.