Latest update on Joseph Woll is not good

The Leafs goaltender has been out for an extended time.



The Toronto Maple Leafs have been without the services of goaltender Joseph Woll for over a month now after he suffered a lower body injury during a game at Canadian Tire Centre against the division and provincial rival Ottawa Senators. 

Following the All-Star break, it was expected that he'd at least be back at practice and continuing his physical rehabilitation and inch closer to a return. But as the Leafs gathered for practice at their training facility today, Woll was noticeably absent.

And the latest update from Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe isn't encouraging. 

Per Keefe, Woll is on track "to get back into more full involvement and make a determination for his status for games from there. Taking it a day at a time as we work toward that. He is not anywhere close to game action."

Woll has amassed a record of 8-5-1 so far this season with a 2.80 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. As you remember, it was Woll who stepped in admirably and performed as well as he could have been expected to in last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs when starter Ilya Samsonov went down with injury. 

It's been a strange year for Leafs goaltending, given the fact that Samsonov was waived due to his struggles and Martin Jones posted much better stats than just about anyone expected of him. 

Meanwhile, its a crucial year for the Leafs core, and Toronto's unstable goaltending situation could very well prove to be their downfall.

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