June 30, 2022

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell makes a save throughout a sport towards the Seattle Kraken, at Scotiabank Enviornment, on March 8.John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports activities through Reuters

The Toronto Maple Leafs might be with out No. 1 goaltender Jack Campbell for at the least the following two weeks due to a rib harm.

Head coach Sheldon Keefe advised reporters following Thursday’s morning skate the 30-year-old “tweaked one thing” some time in the past after which aggravated the problem throughout a 26-save efficiency in Tuesday’s 6-4 victory over the Seattle Kraken.

“I knew that he was uncomfortable after the sport, and (Wednesday) wasn’t feeling loads higher,” Keefe stated previous to the Leafs’ sport towards the Arizona Coyotes. “They despatched him for some assessments and finally discovered he wants a while.”

Campbell had a wonderful begin to the season to earn his first all-star nod, however owns an .865 save share since Jan. 15.

“Hopefully it’s nothing too lengthy or too severe,” Leafs centre Auston Matthews stated of the netminder’s ailment. “He’s one of many hardest working guys that I’ve been round.

“There’s little doubt in my thoughts that he’ll work himself again up when he’s wholesome.”

Toronto’s crease within the short-term now belongs to Petr Mrazek, who signed a three-year contract in free company in July, however had a tricky begin to his tenure with the Leafs after twice being felled by a groin harm within the fall.

He owns a 10-5-0 file this season with an .890 save share.

“Petr’s been nice,” Matthews stated. “He involves the rink daily with a smile, has enjoyable on the market.

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“A extremely good addition to our workforce on the ice and off the ice.”

The Leafs have recalled Erik Kallgren from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies on an emergency foundation.

The 25-year-old from Stockholm has a 15-8-1 file with a .904 save share in his first marketing campaign with the Marlies.

Kallgren was anticipated to function Mrazek’s backup Thursday towards Arizona.

“They actually like his manner and his work ethic,” Keefe stated of the Swede’s AHL work. “This may definitely might be a chance for Petr to run with it right here.

“And likelihood for us to get to know Kallgren higher.”