Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Van Ryn left Saturday's 6-3 win over Montreal after taking a big hit from Canadiens forward Tom Kostopoulos.
Van Ryn was rammed into the end boards from behind by Kostopoulos early in the first period. Van Ryn went to the ice and later to the hospital, with what the club said was a broken hand, broken nose, concussion and cut face.
He is expected to be out about one month.
Kostopoulos was given a five-minute boarding major on the hit and a game misconduct.