Maple Leafs G Woll out week-to-week with high ankle sprain
“I have no doubt in my mind he’ll handle this extremely well,” head coach Sheldon Keefe told the media following Saturday's morning skate.
Keefe added that Woll's return should be similar to defenceman Timothy Liljegren, who hasn't played since Nov. 2 when he suffered a high ankle sprain against the Boston Bruins.
The incident occurred halfway through the third period of Toronto's win against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday when Woll stopped a routine shot from Sens forward Rourke Chartier before he collapsed in his crease.
Woll, 25, had to be helped off the ice while unable to put any weight on his left leg.
The 6-foot-3 netminder had backstopped the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 lead at the time of the injury after making 29 saves.
Woll has a 8-5-1 record this season with a .916 save percentage and 2.80 goals-against average.
Selected by the Leafs in the third round of the 2016 NHL Draft, the American has posted a 17-7-1 record with a 2.62 GAA and .919 save percentage over 26 career games in the NHL.
It appears Samsonov will get the start in net on Saturday against the visiting Nashville Predators as he was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate.
The 26-year-old Samsonov will get his first start since a Nov. 24 overtime loss against the Chicago Blackhawks as he has been dealing with a illness.
Samsonov has struggled at various points this season, posting a 4-1-3 record with a 3.58 GAA and a .878 save percentage.