Sheldon Keefe shares update on Ilya Samsonov.

Sheldon Keefe shares update on Ilya Samsonov.

The Maple Leafs starting goaltender left Saturday's game against the Oilers with an injury in the 3rd period.

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Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov is starting to make a bit of a habit of this.

On Saturday night, Samsonov appeared to suffer a serious injury during the third period of a clash between the Edmonton Oilers and aforementioned Toronto Maple Leafs when he attempted to make a save on what would end up being a goal for Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl.

Samsonov would remain down on the ice for several long moments and appeared to struggle to put any weight on his skates as he left the ice, but it may all have been a little overdramatic.

Following the game Keefe would confirm that Samsonov had been injured, but added that it was nothing close to what Samsonov had made it look like based on his body language. In fact Keefe would go so far as to suggest that Samsonov wouldn't miss any time at all as a result of what must be a very minor injury.

"Looks like he is going to be fine," said Keefe. "He got injured … it’s not anything near what it appeared or what I thought it might have been. I’m not going to get into too many details, but it looks like he will be fine and won’t miss any time."

Earlier this season Samsonov was involved in a similar situation after he suffered an injury in practice. Although it looked like a big deal at the time, Samsonov would play that very same day which again points to the Maple Leafs goalie being a little over dramatic at times.

Thankfully in this case, that means the Maple Leafs have avoided a potential disaster.