Maple Leafs’ Liljegren out six weeks, Engvall to miss start of training camp

Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas gives a general roster update as camp kicks off, with both Pierre Engvall and Timothy Liljegren both sustaining offseason injuries that will keep them out, and Rasmus Sandin also absent due to his contract situation.

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Timothy Liljegren and forward Pierre Engvall will miss part of training camp with injuries.

General manager Kyle Dubas said that Liljegren had an operation for a hernia injury that will sideline him for six weeks. Engvall suffered an ankle/foot injury and will be re-evaluated on Oct. 3.

Liljegren signed a two-year, $2.8-million contract this past off-season. The 23-year-old appeared in 61 games this season, scoring five goals and 23 points.

Engvall signed a one-year, $2.25-million contract back on July 17. The 26-year-old recorded 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 78 games with the Maple Leafs during the 2021-22 season while collecting three assists in seven games during the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The team also announced that forward Mikhail Abramov has a back injury and is not with the team start camp along with goaltender Joseph Woll, who is recovering from a shoulder operation from the end of the last season.

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