Maple Leafs’ Frederik Andersen to miss at least next two games with injury

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe updates the "very encouraging" progress of Frederik Andersen from his neck injury, what advice he'll have for newcomer Jack Campbell, opening the possibility of Campbell starting back-to-back.

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen is unavailable for both of Toronto’s games this weekend as he continues dealing with a neck injury.

Andersen sustained his injury during the first period of Monday’s game against the Florida Panthers. He did not travel with the team to New York for Wednesday’s loss to the Rangers, which preceded Toronto’s acquisition of goalie Jack Campbell later that night.

Campbell will start Friday’s game at home versus the Anaheim Ducks. Toronto also plays in Montreal on Saturday, but Andersen will not travel with the team. That means Campbell, who hasn’t played since Jan. 30, may receive back-to-back starts.

It’s also possible that Michael Hutchinson, who has an .857 save percentage in his past five starts and is still on the active roster, could start against the Canadiens.

Andersen, an all-star for the first time this season, is 24-9-6 with a 2.87 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. In his absence, the Maple Leafs are 4-10-1.


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