It's been a bad day for some teams as Thursday has seemingly brought on a rash of devastating injuries to several franchises. The latest such injury seems like it will be affecting the Toronto Maple Leafs, and although this injury occurred back in January, it seems like the situation has gotten worse.
According to information from TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger the Maple Leafs are considering the possibility of shutting down forward James van Riemsdyk, as a result of the foot injury he suffered. While the original projected timetable for his recovery was no more than 8 weeks, it seems his recovery has been stunted, and the Leafs being a team looking to tank for a draft pick, are more than comfortable erring on the side of caution.
This by no means has been made official by the organization, however if the report is from Dreger you can bet that it's accurate, and furthermore it was echoed by TSN reporter Mark Masters.
No word yet on when the Leafs might make the decision, but it seems extremely likely that JVR is now done for the season.
Rehab set back has #Leafs van Riemsdyk likely done for rest of season. 100% full recovery expected for the fall.— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) February 25, 2016