Tragic News Hits the Toronto Maple leafs

Published September 30, 2023 at 5:19 PM

There's some unfortunate news for both the player and the team. Connor Timmins, a defenseman who was having an exceptional preseason with the Toronto Maple Leafs, is likely facing a long-term injury.

According to coach Sheldon Keefe, "Conor Timmins suffered a lower body injury late in Friday's game against Montreal. He'll undergo an MRI today to assess the severity. The Leafs are already dealing with an injury to John Klingberg on the right side."

Timmins was initially brought in as a depth player, expected to be a sixth or seventh defenseman at best. However, during the preseason, he made a significant impact for the team. He tallied an impressive six points in just two games, leading the team in preseason scoring.

Sheldon Keefe summed it up, saying, "Not just the camp he has had, he has worked incredibly have a setback is tough news for him and for us."

The exact cause of Timmins' injury remains unclear, but it appears that it went mostly unnoticed at the time. Timmins has faced several injuries since entering the league in 2017, including a concussion and knee issues.

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