Maple Leafs forward placed on long term injured reserve.
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Maple Leafs forward placed on long term injured reserve.

The Maple Leafs have confirmed one of their forwards will be out for some time by moving him to LTIR.

Jonathan Larivee

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be without one of their forwards for an extended period of time.

According to an update from National Hockey League contract tracker Cap Friendly, the Maple Leafs have placed forward Calle Jarnkrok back on long-term injured reserve. This means that Jarnkrok must now miss a minimum of either 10 games or 24 days of action before he will be eligible to return to the Maple Leafs lineup.

The news is likely devastating for Jarnkrok himself who was just coming off of a hand injury that had landed him on injured reserve earlier in the season. Jarnkrok, who had suffered a broken knuckle, was activated back onto the roster earlier this month, but unfortunately that return to the lineup was very short lived.

Following his return from the first hand injury Jarnkrok would appear in just 6 games before injuring his hand again, accumulating no goals and 2 assists over that stretch.

The timing isn't ideal for the Maple Leafs either with this injury coming too late in the season for the organization to potentially capitalize on the salary cap relief from moving Jarnkrok to LTIR via a potential trade, much in the same way other teams in the NHL have managed to do in recent years.