Maple Leafs’ Liljegren exits game vs. Bruins with lower-body injury

Maple Leafs’ Liljegren exits game vs. Bruins with lower-body injury

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Timothy Liljegrene exited Thursday’s game against the Boston Bruins with a lower-body injury.

The incident happened late in the first period as Liljegren and Bruins captain Brad Marchand were racing to the puck in the corner. Marchand appeared to trip Liljegren, who went awkwardly into the boards.

Maple Leafs’ Liljegren leaves game with injury after questionable check from Marchand

Liljegren was able to get off the ice on his own but was helped down the tunnel to the locker room by training staff.

The team didn’t confirm Liljegren would not return until midway through the third period.

The 24-year-old has registered one assist in nine games this season. Through five seasons with the Maple Leafs, he’s scored 11 goals and 43 points in 150 games, averaging 16:47 TOI.

This is the second time this season Liljegren has left a game after suffering an upper-body injury last week against the Nashville Predators. Liljegren was able to return for the following game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Toronto is already without Jake McCabe, who has missed the last four games with a groin injury. The Leafs are also without Conor Timmins, who suffered a lower-body injury during pre-season.

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