Johnsson had surgery on his knee Wednesday that will keep him out six months. Based on his recovery timeline, Johnsson should be ready in time for the start of training camp this fall. The news does eliminate the possibility of the winger playing in the postseason after originally being given an eight-week diagnosis. The 24-year-old recorded eight goals, 13 helpers and 78 shots while averaging 15:45 of ice time and was on pace to reach the 40-point mark for a second straight year.
Johnsson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Sunday. This move was expected, as Johnsson underwent surgery on his knee and won't be ready until early April. If the Maple Leafs don't secure a playoff spot, Johnsson's season will end with eight goals and 13 assists across 43 contests.
Johnsson (knee) will require surgery which will see him sidelined for at least eight weeks, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports. Since returning from a 15-game stint on the shelf due to a leg injury, Johnsson registered five points in 13 contests while averaging 12:57 of ice time. The Swedish winger figures to be back on injured reserve in short order given his lengthy recovery timeline. Dmytro Timashov should return to the lineup while the club will likely need to promote a player from the minors ahead of Saturday's clash with Ottawa.
Coach Sheldon Keefe said following Thursday's loss to Dallas that Johnsson's knee injury is "not going to be a short-term thing," Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports. Johnsson exited Thursday's game in the first period after playing in just 1:33 of ice time. The Maple Leafs didn't provide an exact timeline for Johnsson's absence, but they echoed that another update should be revealed in the next 24 hours. With the Swede expected to be sidelined, Frederik Gauthier and Dmytro Timashov would be first in line to receive a shot in the lineup as early as Saturday's game against Ottawa.
Johnsson suffered a knee injury and won't return to Thursday's game against Dallas. The Swede collided with his own teammate Kasperi Kapanen in the first period, and he saw just 1:33 of ice time before exiting. The team will roll with 11 forwards with Johnsson out, and look for Jason Spezza to get a bump up to the power play. Expect the team to provide an update on Johnsson's status ahead of Saturday's clash in Ottawa.
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