Maple Leafs place Andreas Johnsson on long-term injury reserve

HC's Brian Burke discusses the awkward shot block by Andreas Johnsson, that has landed him on injured reserve, saying he applauds the courage and intent, but he has to do it properly, or back away from the shot.

Andreas Johnsson was placed on long-term injury reserve by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday after suffering a leg injury.

Exact details of what the injury is wasn’t disclosed, but the team said in a release that Johnsson underwent a CT scan on Thursday and will be reassessed after the Christmas break.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche after blocking a shot by Ryan Graves of the Avalanche. He limped to the dressing room after the incident.

Johnsson has six goals and 10 assists in 30 games for Toronto this season.

The Maple Leafs recalled forwards Nic Petan and Pontus Aberg from the American Hockey League on Friday along with defenceman Martin Marincin.


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