Maple Leafs’ Liljegren ruled out vs. Golden Knights

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Toronto Maple defenceman Timothy Liljegren has been ruled out for Tuesday night’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe.

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The Swedish defenceman was not on the ice for practice on Monday, due to an injury that Keefe described as day-to-day.

According to Keefe, Liljegren was banged up in the Maple Leafs’ game against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, leaving the bench a couple of times in the third period, and didn’t finish the game. He logged 20:40 of ice time in the win.

In his place, the Maple Leafs will dress veteran defenceman Mark Giordano who returned to the team Monday after taking time off due to the death of his father.

With Liljegren out of the lineup, the team will be using six left-handed defencemen.

Liljegren, 24, saw his average time on ice shoot up during the recent five-game suspension served by fellow blueliner Morgan Rielly, finding himself paired with veteran T.J. Brodie. He has collected seven assists during the Maple Leafs’ recent seven-game win streak.

He has two goals and 16 points in 40 games for Toronto this season.

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