Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin skates for first time since injury

Jake Muzzin stays down behind the play after an awkward collision that has him falling head first into Oliver Bjorkstrand's leg. Despite moving all his extremities and appearing conscious, he would leave the ice on a stretcher as precaution.

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin skated for the first time since suffering an injury in Game 2 of the team’s series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, head coach Sheldon Keefe announced Sunday.

Muzzin, who is now out of quarantine in the NHL bubble after being discharged from the hospital, was ruled out for the remainder of the series. He was taken off on a stretcher near the end of Game 2 after an awkward collision with Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand.

Muzzin averaged 18:38 of ice time in his first two appearances of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Toronto faces Columbus in Game 5 of their qualifying-round series on Sunday night, with the winner facing the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs.

Watch Sunday's series-deciding Game 5 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets on Sportsnet and SN NOW. Coverage gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

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