Maple Leafs Announce Injury Details & Timeline For Joseph Woll


The Toronto Maple Leafs got the bad news they were expecting, as they've announced that No. 1 goaltender Joseph Woll has suffered a high ankle sprain and is out "week to week."

Woll went down in a heap in his crease after stopping a shot during Thursday night's win over the Ottawa Senators, in a non-contact injury. 

It happened in the 3rd period, in a game in which he'd made some spectacular saves, further solidifying himself as the team's backbone in net. 

"He's been playing so well, and he's building such great momentum here on his season and his career. It's a setback here," said head coach Sheldon Keefe.

"Tough blow for our team, tough blow for Joseph. But a tremendous opportunity here now for the other two guys, Samsonov in particular."

Woll is 8-5-1 with a .916 save percentage in 15 games this season. In his seven starts last year, he went 6-1-0 with a .927 Sv%.

It remains to be seen how last year's starter, Ilya Samsonov, performs as he will now be counted on once again. He has a .878 Sv% in 10 appearances this season, and has looked shaky at times. For now, he'll be backed up by Martin Jones, who completed Thursday's game after Woll went down.

The Maple Leafs are 13-6-4 and in fourth in the Atlantic Division, but have gone 7-1-2 in their last 10 games.

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