Report: Leafs' Frogren to miss up to six weeks

TSN.ca Staff
11/25/2008 1:49:21 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

The Maple Leafs will be without defenceman Jonas Frogren for up to six weeks after an MRI revealed two muscle tears in his arm, according to the Toronto Sun.

Frogren's injury occurred during the first period of Toronto's 5-4 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

"We thought it could be serious, but we really didn't know," Leafs GM Cliff Fletcher told the Sun. "It happened to Jonas on his first shift of the game but he kept playing (before leaving early in the second period)."

The absence of the 28-year-old Swede will put more stress on a Toronto defensive corps that saw Carlo Colaiacovo go to the St. Louis Blues as part of a trade for Lee Stempniak on Monday.  In addition, Mike Van Ryn is not expected to be back in the Leafs' lineup until December as he nurses a broken left hand suffered back on Nov. 8.

The ailing Leafs squad had nine defencemen at one point this season but are now down to six.  Ian White will be shifted to the blue line to fill in after spending nine games as a forward.

Jonas Frogren (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

TSN TweetBox

2014-15 NHL Preview

TSN.ca previews what to expect out of the NHL's 30 teams as we count down to puck drop. Check daily for team previews and updates on each Canadian franchise leading up to Oct. 8.

Latest Preview: Boston Bruins