Maple Leafs’ Andreas Johnsson exits game with leg injury

Andreas Johnsson had to leave the game after blocking a shot and struggling to get back to the bench.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson exited Saturday night’s game against the Boston Bruins with a leg injury.

After blocking a shot in the second period, Johnsson fell to the ice in pain. He returned briefly, but did not return for the third period.

After the game, head coach Mike Babcock said X-rays came back negative but the 24-year-old will miss practice on Sunday. The Leafs play their next game Monday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

For now, with John Tavares out for the foreseeable future with a broken finger, the Maple Leafs are without two of the top-six forwards from their opening night roster.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.