Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Petr Mrazek will be out for the next six weeks with a groin injury, according to The Leaf Nation David Alter.
Mrazek was injured in Tuesday’s game against the Boston Bruins, where he likely modified it while trying to make a save. He left the game in the first period and did not return for the rest of the game.
The injury is another misfortune to add to the list of Mrazek’s nightmarish season with the Leafs, as things just haven’t gone well for the goaltender. It’s his third injury of the season, and when he finally started playing, it didn’t go well. In 20 games, Mrazek is 12-6-0 and has a .888 save percentage, although the record is more down to the goal support he gets from the Leafs in front of him.
With Jack Campbell (ribs) close but not quite ready for a comeback, the Leafs will have to look to Erik Kallgren and Michael Hutchinson to handle goalie duties at this time. Kallgren has been a solid surprise for the Leafs this season with a 3-2-0 record and .911 save percentage, while Hutchinson has just two games with the Leafs this season in October, with a save percentage of .857 saves in those games. .
The Leafs made a few more call-ups due to all the injuries from the game against Boston, announcing they had called up D-men Mac Hollowell and Filip Kral from the Toronto Marlies. While Justin Holl will be able to play well, Ilya Lyubushkin has suffered a head injury and will likely need more recovery time before his return. In addition to these updates, Jake Muzzin is getting closer to returning to the lineup.