Two of the Maple Leafs’ most exciting new faces in Nicholas Robertson and Mikko Lehtonen found themselves on the outside looking in when the puck dropped on opening night but both made their NHL regular season debuts this past week.
Unfortunately for the Leafs and Robertson, he played just 2:20 before suffering a knee injury that will keep him on the shelf for upwards of four weeks. It’s a tough break for a kid that has worked so hard to to crack this lineup as a 19 year old, staying in Toronto all through the summer and offseason while skipping the World Juniors to better prepare himself for his shot at the Leafs roster, but it sounds as though he may have been fortunate it wasn’t worse.
Sheldon Keefe says Nick Robertson (knee) likely out at least four weeks
They consider this good news after initial fears
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) January 18, 2021
The timing of Robertson’s injury only got worse when Joe Thornton left Wednesday’s game with what appeared to be a significant injury of his own, opening a spot in Toronto’s top nine forward group that the young rookie certainly would have been given a chance to …
Author: Nick Richard / The Leafs Nation