The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that goaltender Frederik Andersen will be out of the team’s lineup for tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Kings with a knee injury. As a result the team has recalled ECHL net minder Eamon McAdam.
The @MapleLeafs announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Eamon McAdam from the @NLGrowlers (ECHL) on an emergency basis. Frederik Andersen is listed as day-to-day with a knee injury.
More to come on Andersen’s injury as it becomes available. Suffice it to say though, that this is AWFUL news for the Leafs if Andersen is out of the team’s lineup for any sustained length of time.
More to come.
McAdam, who was acquired from the New York Islanders this past offseason, is expected to sit on the bench in favor of rookie Garret Sparks this evening. It's believed that Marlies goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo could not make it to the rink by gametime, which is why the team went with McAdam as its call up.
G Eamon McAdam, picked up from NYI in the Matt Martin deal and in the ECHL, is on standby tonite. Garret Sparks is starting, Frederik Andersen could be ailing a bit, as Mike Babcock was tight-lipped why he turned to Sparks in a non back to back. Andersen was in the morning skate.
Andersen reportedly injured himself in practice, but it's not yet known what the extent of the injury is. The Leafs begin a three game home stand tonight against the Kings. They face two big tests later in the week with the Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues on tap. The team is riding a four game winning streak and have stormed out of the gate with just one loss in their first six games. Superstar forward John Tavares and Auston Matthews have carried the load for the Leafs early this season, but it's safe to say that the team would be absolutely sunk were it not for Andersen. The 29 year old goaltender has given the Leafs stability between the pipes the past two seasons, suffice it to say that they'll be in REAL trouble if he misses any sustained length of time.