Maple Leafs' Jake Muzzin Out for the Season

It was media day in Toronto as the Maple Leafs opened up training camp on Wednesday. While there was mostly good news to share across the board and a sense of excitement for the new season, unfortunately general manager Brad Treliving had some injury updates.

They included veteran defenseman Jake Muzzin being ruled out for entire season. This news isn't necessarily a surprise in Toronto as Muzzin has been dealing with a head/neck/spine issue and only appeared in four games during the 2022-23 campaign.

The 33-year-old Muzzin has his career in jeopardy unfortunately as the injury may be too serious of a risk to continue playing hockey. Muzzin is on the books for $5.65 million this season, however will give the Maple Leafs some much needed cap relief making his way to LTIR.

As for the Leafs defense, they'll likely be anchored by Morgan Rielly, TJ Brodie, Jake McCabe, John Klingberg, Mark Giordano and Timothy Liljegren.

The Maple Leafs open up the 2023-24 season on Oct.11 against the rival Montreal Canadiens. First preseason action is Sep. 24 against the Ottawa Senators.

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