Andersen (lower body) stopped 24 of 28 shots Wednesday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa.
Making his first start since March 19, Andersen had his return spoiled when Ottawa's Josh Norris finished off a 2-on-1 rush just nine seconds into overtime. Andersen dropped to 13-8-2 on the year with a 2.91 GAA and .897 save percentage, although the fact that he was finally able to return to the lineup is the bigger story than the result. Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe had already indicated Jack Campbell will start Friday's season finale, so it will be interesting to see who gets the nod for the playoff opener.
Andersen (lower body) will guard the cage on the road versus Ottawa on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports, meaning he'll be activated off injured reserve prior to puck drop.
Andersen returns to the crease for the first time since March 19 against the Flames. Prior to getting hurt, the veteran netminder was struggling, as he was 1-5-0 with a 3.84 GAA and .862 save percentage in his last six outings. Barring any setbacks, Andersen should reclaim his spot as the starter heading into the postseason.
Andersen (lower body) was back with the Maple Leafs at practice Monday following his conditioning assignment with AHL Toronto, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
With the Marlies, Andersen faced 52 shots in two games, allowing six goals. The Leafs will likely look to get the Dane at least one tuneup outing either Wednesday or Friday against the Senators or Jets, respectively. If fully fit, the netminder could actually get a look in both contests in order to be back to game fitness for the start of the postseason.
Andersen (lower body) appeared in an AHL game Saturday on a conditioning stint and made 34 saves in a 5-4 shootout loss to Manitoba, the Jets' affiliate.
He played 64:32 and stopped just one of three shots in the shootout. Andersen allowed two goals on 14 shots in a 5-3 AHL loss to Manitoba over 30:52 in his first outing Thursday. The goalie admittedly said he felt some rust in Thursday's contest but pushed the intensity Saturday and felt better as the game went on. Andersen hopes to get into game action with the Maple Leafs before the end of the season; their last game is May 14. There is no timetable yet for his return to the NHL.
Andersen (lower body) will be assigned to AHL Toronto on a conditioning loan and play half a game with the Marlies on Thursday, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.
Andersen has been sidelined since March 20 with a lower-body injury, but if all goes well Thursday, he could get a few games in with the big club before the playoffs get underway. He's gone 13-8-2 while posting a 2.91 GAA and an .897 save percentage in 23 contests this campaign.
Andersen is dealing with a knee injury but would like to be back in action before the playoffs start, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Andersen has been sidelined since March 19 against the Flames. Prior to getting hurt, the veteran netminder was underwhelming, as he went 1-5-0 with a 3.84 GAA in his last six contests. Until Andersen is cleared to play, Jack Campbell should see the bulk of the workload though David Rittich could grab a few starts, as well.
Andersen (lower body) did some work with goalie coach Steve Briere prior to Toronto's morning skate Thursday, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Andersen is clearly making progress in his recovery, but there's still no timetable for his return. The 31-year-old Dane will need to join his teammates for a few practices before returning to game action, so look for another update on his status once that occurs.
Andersen (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Saturday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Andersen's placement on LTIR is retroactive to March 19, so this shouldn't affect his timetable to return to action. However, it's still unclear when the 31-year-old will be ready to play. He won't be available for Saturday's game against Ottawa, marking the 10th straight game he's missed. Andersen owns a 2.91 GAA and .897 save percentage through 23 games this season.
Per Jonas Siegel of The Athletic, Andersen (lower body) isn't on the ice for morning skate, indicating he won't be available for Wednesday's game versus Montreal.
Andersen will miss a ninth straight game Wednesday, and at this point there's no telling when he might be ready to return. Andersen will have to compete with Jack Campbell, who's won a franchise record nine straight games, for playing time whenever he's finally deemed fit to play.
Andersen (lower body) will miss Toronto's next three games at a minimum, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Anderson hasn't skated since March 19, but according to coach Sheldon Keefe, the Danish netminder is "progressing well" in his recovery. Nonetheless, the earliest Andersen will be ready to return is Wednesday versus Montreal. In the meantime, Jack Campbell will continue to serve as Toronto's No. 1 netminder.
Andersen (lower body) isn't on the ice for morning skate ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Winnipeg, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters Saturday that Andersen wasn't close to returning, so the fact that he isn't on the ice for morning skate doesn't come as a surprise. The Maple Leafs will start a four-game road trip Wednesday night, and at this point it isn't clear if Andersen is traveling with the team. Either way, the Danish backstop will need to resume practicing before returning to game action, so check back for another update on his status once that occurs.
Head coach Sheldon Keefe said Saturday that Andersen (lower body) isn't close to returning, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Andersen underwent a few tests, and he hasn't been on the ice since suffering this injury more than a week ago. The 31-year-old was losing his grasp on the starting job before this injury, and now Jack Campbell will have a chance to solidify his role as the No. 1 goalie in Toronto while taking on a workhorse role in Andersen's stead.
Andersen (lower body) is expected to be sidelined for three to six more days, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
This news suggests Andersen will miss Thursday's game versus Ottawa and Saturday's matchup with Edmonton at a minimum. Jack Campbell will continue to operate as Toronto's No. 1 netminder until Andersen is ready to return.
Andersen was unavailable to suit up Saturday due to a lower-body injury, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
The cycle of goalie injuries continues in Toronto -- Jack Campbell just returned from a lower-body injury of his own. It's unknown how long Andersen's injury will keep him out. The Maple Leafs' next game is Thursday in Ottawa.
Andersen allowed four goals on only 18 shots in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.
The 31-year-old netminder is in a tailspin, having coughed up at least four goals in four of his last six appearances while going 1-5-0 over that stretch. On the season, Andersen carries a 2.91 GAA and an .897 save percentage, ratios that would be the worst of his career if he can't turn things around.
Andersen will guard the home goal during Friday's clash with Calgary, NHL.com's Dave McCarthy reports.
Andersen has struggled over the past two weeks, compiling 1-4-0 record while posting a sub-par 3.72 GAA and .872 save percentage in five appearances. The 31-year-old Dane will attempt to get back on track in a home matchup with a Flames team that's 6-8-2 on the road this year.
Andersen gave up two goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Senators.
Andersen entered the game early in the first period after Michael Hutchinson gave up two goals in a span of seven seconds. The Senators' Drake Batherson beat Andersen twice in the second period, and the Maple Leafs' rally fell short. That left the Danish goalie with his fourth loss in his last five games. The 31-year-old dipped to 13-7-2 with a 2.86 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 22 outings. Andersen will get some time to practice this week, as the Maple Leafs don't play again until Friday versus the Flames.
Andersen made 27 saves in a 5-2 loss to the Jets on Saturday.
The game was tighter than the score indicated -- it was knotted at twos until the 7:39 mark of the third. The Jets poured in three in a nine-minute span to put it out of reach as Andersen's teammates struggled to even connect on passes. The Leafs overall have been scuffling since early March. They've lost four of their last five; three of those losses are on Andersen. The team will snap out of this and so will the Great Dane.
Andersen will protect the home net in Saturday's game versus the Jets, Brian Munz of TSN reports.
This contest will close out a three-game series against the Jets. It's split 1-1, but Andersen has struggled with an .860 save percentage and a 3.57 GAA. Overall, the 31-year-old has recorded a .902 save percentage and a 13-5-2 record this year.
Andersen made 24 saves in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Jets on Thursday.
Nikolaj Ehlers was Andersen's kryptonite Thursday -- the forward sniped twice and added a helper. Andersen doesn't have to be a star behind the most explosive offense in the league -- he just has to be good enough. Like opponent Connor Hellebuyck, Andersen toils in the North against many of the leagues best scorers, which depresses his fantasy value a little bit.
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|05/12||@ OTT||L 3-4 (OT)||1||4||24||28|
|03/19||vs CGY||L 3-4||1||4||14||18|
|03/14||@ OTT||L 3-4||1||2||26||28|
|03/13||vs WPG||L 2-5||1||5||27||32|
|03/11||vs WPG||W 4-3 (OT)||1||3||24||27|
|03/09||vs WPG||L 3-4||1||4||19||23|
|03/06||@ VAN||L 2-4||1||4||27||31|
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