Leafs’ Johnsson expected to miss six months after knee surgery

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Andreas Johnsson celebrates the team's goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period, Oct. 4, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (Jay LaPrete/AP)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson underwent successful knee surgery Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined six months, the team announced.

Johnsson hurt his right knee in the first period of the Leafs’ loss to the Dallas Stars on Feb. 13 during a collision with teammate Kasperi Kapanen.

The 25-year-old has eight goals and 21 points across 43 games this season after signing a four-year, $13.6-million contract extension last June.

Johnsson also spent more than a month on the shelf with a leg injury after blocking a shot on Dec. 4.

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