Liljegren to miss Leafs camp, Engvall out for nearly 2 weeks
The Toronto Maple Leafs are beginning training camp Wednesday without two important depth pieces.
General manager Kyle Dubas said blue-liner Timothy Liljegren will miss at least six weeks following hernia surgery, per Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun. Additionally, forward Pierre Engvall suffered a foot injury and will be re-evaluated Oct. 3.
Liljegren will be eligible for long-term injured reserve. The 23-year-old tallied five goals and 23 points in 61 games during his first full NHL season in 2021-22. He signed a two-year extension worth $1.4 million annually in June.
Engvall sustained his ailment while training in Sweden. The 26-year-old totaled 15 goals and 35 points in 78 games during his breakout campaign last season.
The Maple Leafs will begin their 2022-23 season Oct. 12.