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Videos- Andersen Had To Leave The Game After Taking A Skate To the Head In Leafs Win Over The Ducks

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

The 7-4 home win was completed minus Leafs MVP Andersen, knocked out halfway through the game when the airborne left skate of Corey Perry struck the Leafs goaltender under the mask as the Ducks forward stumbled over Toronto defenceman Ron Hainsey.

Andersen wasn’t cut, but shed his mask and cradled his jaw in his mitts for a few moments before heading to the dressing room for likely concussion protocol. That was enough to cause panic up and down Bay St., but head coach Mike Babcock was encouraged by a post-game chat with the goalie.

“I think he’s fine, I was just talking to him,” Babcock said a few minutes after Curtis McElhinney supplied the victory in relief. “We’ll see what goes on (Tuesday morning).”

more on the Toronto win...

Watch the Frederik Andersen injury below and game highlights...



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Lance Hornby tweet,

Andersen had slight whiplash symptoms and a sore jaw, but is OK and says Perry texted him later. “That’s what happens sometimes when you go to the net. It was a good upper cut to the jaw.” Andersen’s first fear was that he’d been cut by the blade.

Andersen did practice today, Babcock says he will talk with trainers to determine if Andersen will play next game.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/06/18 at 02:27 PM ET

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