Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL, the team announced Thursday.
Per the team’s press release, the procedure will take place Monday and Hyman is expected to miss at least six months. This timeline would mean Hyman will miss training camp and the first month of the 2019-20 season.
Hyman suffered the injury during the Maple Leafs’ first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, which came to an end after the Bruins’ Game 7 win Tuesday night.
According to Sportsnet’s Luke Fox, Hyman was injured in Game 4 during an attempt to check Bruins forward Brad Marchand. Though he sat out the team’s morning skate ahead of Game 7, he did not miss any games, averaging 18:07 per game — the fourth-highest average ice time among Maple Leafs forwards.
The 26-year-old registered career highs in goals (21) and points (41) in 71 games in 2018-19, and added one playoff goal this spring.