Saturday, November 2, 2013

Leafs' Center Dave Bolland Suffers Leg Laceration

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost more than a 4-0 decision in Vancouver on Saturday night. Dave Bolland, an off-season acquisition from cup-winning Chicago and one of their best players this season, suffered a laceration to his left leg after some mucking in the corner with Vancouver's Zach Kassian, and was to undergo immediate surgery. (See video above and watch the right side of your screen to see Bolland come up lame on the play).

From the Globe and Mail:
"Toronto Maple Leafs centre Dave Bolland was rolled out of Rogers Arena on a stretcher after Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, just after coach Randy Carlyle told reporters about the planned surgery.

Carlyle, who had just been briefed by medical staff, said the cut was similar to the gruesome Achilles injury suffered by Erik Karlsson last year, but added that he didn’t have a sense of the severity."

Bolland had six goals and four assists and was a plus-4 for the Leafs in 15 games. He joins Tyler Bozak on the injured list, which leaves Toronto two centers short. Bozak is not expected back for a few weeks.