It may be hard to believe, but we are more than halfway through the season, and we still haven’t had a completely healthy Leafs team.
It started with Travis Dermott and Zach Hyman, and just before they were healthy, John Tavares was hurt for a bit, and then Mitch Marner got hurt. Then just as we got him back, it was Trevor Moore and Andreas Johnsson, and while we haven’t gotten either of them back, we’ve also lost Ilya Mikheyev (likely for the rest of the regular season) and Jake Muzzin.
But, that’s far from a bad team. Dermott’s injury gave us a hint of Rasmus Sandin. Johnsson and Hyman’s injuries provided us a chance to see Mikheyev excel in a top 6 role. Moore’s injury has seen the emergence of Pierre Engvall. At the very least, we’ve gotten good use out of our depth, and it has allowed us to deal with these injuries without missing a beat (that wasn’t Babcock-inflicted).
But, there’s a good chance that we can enter the playoffs with an actually healthy lineup (*knocks on wood*), …
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation