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Maple Leafs D Muzzin out four weeks with broken hand

Field Level Media
27 Feb 2020, 04:55 GMT+10

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin will miss approximately four weeks after suffering a broken right hand in Tuesday night's win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The team confirmed Muzzin's injury on social media Wednesday and announced that defenseman Calle Rosen was recalled from its AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, to help fill the void.

The 31-year-old Muzzin was injured late in the second period when he took a puck off his hand. He did not play the third period of the 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Prior to the injury, Muzzin scored his sixth goal of the season at 12:48 of the first period, extending his scoring streak to six games. On the season, he has six goals and 17 assists in 53 games.

On Monday, the Maple Leafs signed Muzzin to a four-year contract extension worth $22.5 million. The nine-year veteran, who was a member of the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup-winning team in 2014, has recorded 252 points (62 goals, 190 assists) in 579 career games with Los Angeles and Toronto.

Muzzin was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL Draft.

The 26-year-old Rosen, acquired in a trade with the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, has two assists in eight games with Colorado this season.

This marks Rosen's second stint in Toronto, where he tallied one goal and one assist in eight games during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Toronto currently sits third in the Atlantic Division, two points ahead of the Florida Panthers, who they face on Thursday.

--Field Level Media

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