In case you missed it last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs managed to get past the Nashville Predators by a score of 5-2, but the win came at a price for the surging Leafs.
Forward Kasperi Kapanen left the game and did not return, due to an apparent arm injury.
Kapanen played just 4:42 last night and was held pointless prior to being injured. After the game, Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters that X-rays came back negative on Kapanen’s arm, but there’s no timeline yet for his return to the lineup.
Earlier today, Leafs insider Mark Masters reported that Kapanen, in fact, joined his team for practice wearing a regular jerseys, as opposed to a “non-contact” jersey. In other words, he’s good to go!
The 23 year old forward has proven himself to be a valuable player to the Leafs the season up and down the lineup. Kapanen has 10 goals and 28 points in 50 games for the Leafs so far this season. He broke out in a big way in 2018-19, scoring 20 goals and 44 points in his first full season with the team.