Update: Sheldon Keefe revealed shortly after practice concluded that Justin Holl received stitches for his injury and should be OK. There is no expected date for his return yet.
Justin Holl left the ice midway during the Maple Leafs team practice on Wednesday after sustaining an injury, Kristen Shilton reported.
Justin Holl has been bloodied during battle drills, and is departing practice.
William Nylander skated over to Holl as he received medical attention to make sure he was okay.
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) July 22, 2020
According to TSN’s Mark Masters, Holl’s injury was sustained in his mouth. This is an unfortunate blow for the Leafs as opening night of the playoffs inches closer. The Leafs have been hoping for a healthy blue line heading into play after a long season and pause. Holl has had an impressive season this season, solidifying his spot on the Leafs blue line under Sheldon Keefe’s helm. Playing 68 games with the Leafs this season, his addition has been nothing short of beneficial for an otherwise rather thin defensive core. Heading into Wednesday’s practice, Holl was slotted alongside Jake Muzzin on the Leafs second pair.
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Author: Matthew Rodrigopulle / The Leafs Nation