The Maple Leafs have placed Matt Hunwick (lower-body) on injured reserve.
Hunwick has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury that he suffered last Tuesday. Hunwick has been placed on IR, but is eligible to be activated whenever he is healthy. His movement to IR allows the Maple Leafs to recall another player.
Hunwick (lower-body) did not travel to Montreal for Saturday’s game.
Hunwick will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury. Hunwick has had a tough start to the season, so his injury gives the Maple Leafs a chance to look at some of their other defensemen.
Hunwick has one assist in six games, but will not play vs. the Panthers on Thursday. This might not be a bad thing for Toronto, because Hunwick is coming off a rough night vs. the Lightning. Consider him day-to-day.
Hunwick (upper-body) is expected to play on Saturday.
Hunwick only played 2:11 in the Maple Leafs’ opener after being crushed by Senators’ forward Chris Neil in the first period. Hunwick’s face was cut on the hit and he never returned to the game. He was in practice on Friday and said he was good-to-go, but head coach Mike Babcock said that they will see where Hunwick is at on Saturday.
Hunwick (undisclosed) suffered an injury on Monday that will require season-ending surgery.
Hunwick will undergo season-ending sports hernia surgery that he originally suffered in mid-February. The recovery period is expected to be 10 weeks, which will wrap Hunwick’s season up with 10 points (2G / 8A) and a minus-17 rating in 60 games. With Hunwick out, the Maple Leafs have recalled Viktor Loov from Toronto (AHL).
Hunwick will be held out of the lineup on Sunday because of an upper-body injury that he suffered on Saturday. He will be replaced by Chris Summers, who was recalled from Hartford (AHL) this afternoon.