Toronto Maple Leafs forward Brandon Kozun left Friday’s game after suffering what appears to be a nasty leg injury.
Midway through the second period of the Leafs’ 4-1 loss, Kozun was driven into the end boards by Red Wings defenceman Kyle Quincey in the Detroit zone and his left leg crashed awkwardly into the boards. Quincey was not penalized on the play.
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Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle told reporters after the game Kozun could have a high-ankle sprain, but he will undergo an MRI Saturday to determine the extent of the injury.
The 24-year-old, who surprised many when he earned a spot on the Leafs’ 23-man roster after a solid pre-season showing, screamed in pain after he hit the ice.
Kozun was examined by the medical staff and did not return to the game with what the team called a lower-body injury. He had one assist in four games prior to Friday’s contest. He will not travel with the team when they travel to Detroit for Saturday’s game.