Maple Leafs place Nick Robertson on long-term injured reserve

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nick Robertson was forced to leave the game after sustaining a knee injury against the Ottawa Senators.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed forward Nick Robertson on their long-term injured reserve, the team announced Thursday.

The move means he is expected to miss a minimum of 10 games and 24 days.

Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters earlier this week that Robertson will be sidelined roughly four weeks.

Robertson suffered a knee injury in his regular-season debut during the team's 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on the weekend after a hit from Drake Batherson.

The 19-year-old scored his first NHL goal in the playoffs last summer and appeared in four of the team's five post-season games against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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