It’s unclear at this point what exactly caused Andersen to leave the game. However, the netminder did endure a collision with Stars forward Alexander Radulov early in the first period, which some believe may have caused the goaltender’s eventual injury.
During the play in question, Radulov was pushed towards the net by Leafs defender Roman Polak, causing the Stars winger to fall on top of Andersen, who was already down on the ice. Radulov’s leg appeared to connect with the Leafs netminder’s head during the fall.
Backup Curtis McElhinney replaced Andersen in the Leafs’ net versus the Stars.