The regular season hasn’t started yet and the Maple Leafs may already be without a No. 1 goalie.
Frederik Andersen, who the Leafs acquired in a trade from Anaheim this summer, was pulled from an Olympic qualifying game on Friday. He was in net for Denmark as they took on Slovenia and the incident occurred in the final five minutes of regulation.
The 26-year-old Andersen was accidentally run into by his own teammate and reportedly stayed down on the ice for a few minutes before leaving the game. Denmark lost the game 3-0.
On Friday afternoon, Friedman followed with an update, although it’s still uncertain how serious the injury is.
Andersen is also slated to be a part of Team Europe for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, which begins Sept. 17. Training camps for that tournament open next week.