Maple Leafs Bobby McMann To Miss Some Time

After playing just one period in Saturday night's loss to the Detroit Red Wings, forward Bobby McMann is the latest Toronto Maple Leaf to be bit by the injury bug. Now the team has announced that McMann will miss the rest of the regular season (which consists of just two more games) due to a lower-body injury.

The incident that likely led to the problem occurred on McMann's final shift of the first frame, when he battled Alex DeBrincat along the boards and went down a bit awkwardly.

With the playoffs set to begin on Saturday, that would give him one week's rest before a decision needs to be made on whether he's a go for Game One. 

"He's not gonna play in either of these last two games here and then we'll just see how he is," head coach Sheldon Keefe said after Toronto's practice Monday, per Nick Barden of The Hockey News. "We've got a week here before we get going so we'll see where he's at as that approaches."

McMann has been a revelation for the Leafs in the second half, earning himself a regular shift in the top-six after a breakout February and March, in which he scored 12 goals in a 26-game stretch. On the season, the 27-year-old has found the net 15 times in 56 games in his first extended run in the NHL, along with a plus/minus rating of +13. He's been aggressive as well, dishing out 117 hits. 

If he's not able to return for the playoffs, his presence will definitely be missed. 

"I just he's been impacting the game for us and the role he's been playing, it's hopefully something that's not too long," said captain John Tavares. "Certainly, his game has come on and his role has gotten larger and larger. And we'll miss him if he misses any time."

The Leafs also learned that Max Domi is nursing some kind of ailment, and he, too, will not play in the final two regular season games against division rivals the Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

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