Maple Leafs Center Out For 'Foreseeable Future' With Concussion

The Toronto Maple Leafs were hopeful depth centre Dylan Gambrell could come into training camp and win the fourth-line center role, but unfortunately that's not been the case at all. And things have gone from bad to worse for Gambrell.

The veteran centre suffered a concussion during yesterday's practice and is expected to be out for the 'foreseeable future' as per Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe. Gambrell appeared in one preseason game so far this season against his ex team the Ottawa Senators.

The 27-year-old former second-round pick of the San Jose Sharks was signed this past summer to a one-year deal worth $775,000. Last season Gambrell appeared in 60 games for the Senators, recording four goals and six assists and adding 35 PIMS.

So far since being drafted back the Sharks back in 2016, Gambrell has played in 233 NHL games, collecting 17 goals and 40 total points.

The Maple Leafs move on with David Kampf as the team's fourth line centre and Pontus Holmberg waiting in the wings for the first crack should Keefe decide to tinker with his lineup.

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