Jake Muzzin knocked out of Monday's game after scary hit, remains in Montreal for observation

Published February 21, 2022 at 11:37 PM

The Leafs came into Monday's game in Montreal as the league's 6th place team. They'll be leaving Montreal down a spot in 7th place overall and down a key defender in Jake Muzzin, who was injured at the end of the second period and did not return to the game.

Muzzin collided with Montreal's Chris Wideman in a freak accidental play that resulted in Muzzin bouncing his head off the ice, rendering him unconscious for a moment. Very unfortunate, given the fact that he celebrated his 33rd birthday on Monday.

Thankfully, the Woodstock, Ontario native was eventually able to make it back to his feet and skated off under his own power.

Muzzin is just coming back from a concussion, which is what is most concerning with this play. He missed almost a month of action from mid January to February 9th, before making his on the 10th. Muzzin played just 6 games since returning to the lineup.

After the game, Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe told the media that he had no update on Muzzin other than the fact that he would remain in Montreal overnight for observations. As a result, he did not travel with the team to Columbus for Tuesday's game.

Hopefully Muzzin was able to avoid any serious injury on the play. You never like to see a guy go down like that. All the best to Muzzin in his recovery.
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