Toronto Maple Leafs Forward Out for Weeks

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Calle Jarnkrok is expected to miss two weeks due to a groin injury he suffered against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

Jarnkrok was an offseason signee of the Maple Leafs and had worked his way up the lineup, playing second line minutes with John Tavares and Mitch Marner. The injury timing could not be any worse.

Jarnkrok, 31, signed a four-year deal in Toronto last summer and has been a big factor in the team's early success this season. The coaching staff has been impressed with his consistent work ethic game in and game out and has been rewarded the Swedish forward with more playing time of late.

Jarnkrok also sees time on the Leafs penalty kill and second power-play units. Unfortunately, injuries have played a part in each of his last five seasons. Jarnkrok has recorded nine points in 25 games so far this season as a member of the Maple Leafs.

Wayne Simmonds finds himself back in the lineup for Saturday's game and expect to see youngster Nick Robertson get a look on the Leafs second line while Jarnkrok recovers.

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