Further details emerge on injured Maple Leafs players

It was announced that he's going to “miss some time”.



The Toronto Maple Leafs are essentially the walking wounded right now, as they're without all of Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner, Joel Edmundson and Timothy Liljegren. 

It was announced that Liljegren was unavailable for last night's game due to an undisclosed injury (coinciding with the return of Mark Giordano from LTIR); afterward, head coach Sheldon Keefe announced that Liljegren was going to be out of the lineup "for some time", but didn't get specific. 

Earlier today, Keefe provided some clarification on Liljegren's status, saying it was more of a "week to week" situation. 

"The timeline is not exactly set, but it is not a day-to-day situation. It is more week-to-week, I would say," Keefe explained. "We are not expecting it to outlast the regular season."

As far as Marner is concerned, who has not played since he suffered a high ankle sprain on March 7 against the Boston Bruins, he's making progress but isn't quite ready to return. 

"Mitch looked good today," Keefe said. "In terms of the next step, I would say it is further participation in practice. We won’t have another practice until Tuesday. I would say, once we get into that territory, you start to think about when to put him back in. But we are not there yet."

However, the most optimistic update from Keefe was regarding Rielly, who has "turned the corner" and should be ready to get back on the ice in short order. 

"He is progressing well," Keefe said of Rielly. "He won’t be available tomorrow, but he looks like he has turned the corner. He should be on the ice in the next day or so."

The Leafs will be facing the Buffalo Sabres, who are in pure desperation mode to make a last minute playoff push, tomorrow at KeyBank Centre.

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