Andersen explains what led to time on the IR
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen told reporters on Sunday that he feels ready to return to the active roster.
Andersen has missed the last eight games with a groin injury and was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 29.
Although Andersen feels good enough to return, Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said he has to refer to the training staff before a decision will be made on his status for Monday when Toronto hosts the Colorado Avalanche.
Andersen has a 20-9-1 record this season with a .923 save percentage.
Meanwhile, back-up goaltender Garret Sparks has been medically cleared to return after suffering a concussion during a practice.
Sparks is 6-2-1 with a .905 save percentage this season. Michael Hutchinson has started in goal for the last five games for Toronto. He has a 2-3-0 record with a .914 save percentage.