Maple Leafs’ van Riemsdyk out 6-8 weeks; Leivo recalled

Brent Burns started a four-goal, second-period outburst that propelled the Sharks to a 7-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday for San Jose's most lopsided shutout since 2001.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without James van Riemsdyk for the next 6-8 weeks.

The winger is dealing with a non-displaced fracture in his left foot, the team announced Monday. It is unclear at this point when van Riemsdyk suffered the injury. He logged 15:55 of ice-time in Saturday’s 7-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Van Riemsdyk leads the Maple Leafs in points with 29 (14 goals, 15 assists) in 40 games this season. The 26-year-old has only missed two games since the start of the 2012-13 campaign.

The team also announced they’ve recalled forward Josh Leivo from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. The 22-year-old has 11 goals, 19 assists in 35 games with the Marlies this season. His strong play earned him an AHL All-Star selection.

The Maple Leafs’ next game takes place Wednesday at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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