Muzzin not travelling with Maple Leafs after collision vs. Canadiens

Jake Muzzin left the game after an awkward collision with Chris Wideman.

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin left Monday's game against the Montreal Canadiens after he hit his head on the ice following an unexpected collision with opposing defenceman Chris Wideman.

After the game, Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said Muzzin was going to a hospital in Montreal for tests and would not travel with the team to Columbus Monday night.

The incident occurred late in the second period when Muzzin slid into Wideman, who did not see the Maple Leafs defenceman coming, after joining the rush. Muzzin stayed on the ice for roughly one minute before skating off by his own power.

Muzzin has already missed seven games from late January to earlier this month with a concussion. The 33-year blueliner was on the receiving end of a hard hit into the end boards by St. Louis Blues forward Klim Kostin back on Jan. 15. Muzzin remained in the game after the hit and was not removed by a concussion spotter.

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