Maple Leafs release significant health update

A major step forward.



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. 

And finally, there is good news to be shared. Woll himself was a full participant in practice for the first time since the injury. David Alter of The Hockey News was the first to report Woll's status, writing the following on X (formerly Twitter): 

"Joseph Woll is occupying on one of the nets at practice. Martin Jones, who was doing some work earlier with the goalies is not taking part in the session.

Believe this is the first time Woll has been an active participant in a full practice since his injury."

Woll has compiled a record of 8-5-1 thus far this season, boasting a 2.80 goals against average along with a respectable .916 save percentage. As you recall, it was Woll who stepped in during last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs when starter Ilya Samsonov suffered an injury, delivering a performance that exceeded expectations.

It's undeniably been an unusual year for Leafs goaltending. With Samsonov's struggles leading to his waiver and Martin Jones unexpectedly surpassing expectations with significantly improved stats, the goaltending situation has been full of surprises.

The Maple Leafs are next in action against the St. Louis Blues tomorrow night at Scotiabank Arena, and they'll be without veteran defenseman Morgan Rielly, who is expected to be suspended for multiple games following his shocking actions against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night in the nation's capitol. 

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