Maple Leafs Forward Out for the Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without forward Nick Robertson for the remainder of the 2022-23 season as the team announced on Monday, Robertson underwent shoulder surgery which requires a 6-month recovery period.

The team also announced defenseman Mac Hollowell had surgery to fix a fractured knee cap and Hollowell will be out 12 weeks.

As for Robertson, he was just given the keys to the second-line left-wing position in the Leafs lineup and the unfortunate shoulder injury took place. He has shown signs of promise including leading the Leafs in preseason goal scoring, but unfortunately Robertson has been able to stay healthy for an extended period of time.

The 21-year-old Robertson recorded five points in 15 games for Toronto this season and will look to come back stronger than ever in 2023-24. 

At this point it doesn't appear Robertson will be in play for management as a potential trade chip, which would have certainly been the case if he was healthy. The Maple Leafs are in the market for a top-six forward and a top-four defenseman and will have to look to future draft picks and other prospects including Topi Niemela and Joseph Woll as potential trade candidates. 

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