Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin Leaves Game Against Coyotes With Neck Injury

Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin Leaves Game Against Coyotes With Neck Injury

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue their battle with injuries to their blue line.

Jake Muzzin was in a collision with Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller, and did not return.

The Maple Leafs announced the veteran defenseman would not be returning to the game because of a neck injury.

The Leafs didn’t have an update after their loss to the Coyotes 4-2 on Monday. The club started the season without Timothy Liljegren, as the defenseman had hernia surgery prior to the season began. He is expected to be out until mid November.

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Jordie Benn took part in his first group skate with the Maple Leafs, although it was an optional morning skate, for the first time since he sustained a groin injury.

Muzzin was unable to train for the first week due to back discomfort. He also suffered two concussions that left him unable to work for a long time.

” I’ve been saying quite a bit that Muzzin is probably my best friend,” Leafs forward Mitch Marner stated about Muzzin. “This is way more than hockey. He has two amazing daughters and a wife who is an incredible woman. You just want the best for him. This life is full of great things. “

Marner didn’t have a chance to visit Muzzin when he spoke to reporters.

” Hopefully, everything is fine with him,” Marner said. “We are very fortunate to have an incredible medical staff that takes care of our players and knows what to say. “

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