Toronto Maple Leafs forward Brandon Kozun could be out for a month and a half after the team placed him on injured reserve on Sunday, reports the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby.
Kozun suffered the high ankle sprain midway through the second period of the Maple Leafs’ 4-1 loss to the Red Wings on Friday and did not return.
He was checked awkwardly into the end boards by Wings defenceman Kyle Quincey and writhed in pain as he attempted to climb to his feet. He needed to be helped off the ice.
Kozun, whose inclusion on the Maple Leafs’ opening-day roster came to the surprise of many, was to undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the extent of the injury. He had one assist in four games entering Friday’s match.