Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that goaltender Jack Campbell will be out a minimum of two weeks due to a rib injury. They have recalled goaltender Erik Källgren from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies on an emergency basis. Petr Mrazek will take the starting role while Campbell is out, and Kallgren will most likely serve as the backup.
The Maple Leafs have recalled goaltender Erik Källgren from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Goaltender Jack Campbell will be out a minimum of two weeks due to a rib injury.
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Jack Campbell Out Minimum Of Two Weeks With Rib Injury
The Leafs have suffered a significant setback in losing Jack Campbell to a rib injury. He will be out for a minimum of two weeks to give him some time to rest and reset.
Morgan Reilly stated to the media that Campbell told him that he had tweaked something a while ago, and re-aggravated it against the Kraken on Tuesday. This could explain Campbell’s struggles of late, as his stats have recently dipped after a sensational start to the year; he currently has a 2.65 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage through 40 games. Campbell has a 24-9-4 record with the Leafs so far in 2021-22.
As a result of this setback, the Leafs’ starter will miss the Heritage Classic against the Buffalo Sabres on February 13th. The event is part of the league’s series of regular-season outdoor games.
What This Means For The Leafs
For Campbell, this break will hopefully solve whatever has been bothering him of late and bring him back to the form that was shown earlier this season. Meanwhile, for the Leafs, this is a big blow for a goaltending tandem that has struggled significantly for consistency, which has been clear throughout the year.
Toronto’s now de facto starter, Petr Mrazek has struggled in 2021-22, with a 3.28 GAA and a .890 save percentage, which is significantly worse than what he averaged with any other NHL club he has been with during his career.