Updates On Injured Maple Leafs Jake McCabe & Bobby McMann After Exiting Game

It was a potentially costly loss for the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night, if not really in the standings, then on the injury front. Key top-four defenseman Jake McCabe blocked a shot with his face and was gushing blood when he left the ice and didn't return. The good news is that despite the gruesome gash to his cheek, he seemed OK after the game.

McCabe has blocked 127 shots this season, many of them seemingly with his face.  

Reports had him walking around and talking afterwards, while head coach Sheldon Keefe said it was just swelling around his eye that kept him from returning to the game. "His vision wasn't impaired," Keefe said of McCabe's injury. "It has got better, if that trend continues he will be fine."

But the same might not be able to be said about key forward Bobby McMann, though more information is still needed. 

The breakout forward suffered an unknown lower-body injury at some point in the first period and never returned. "(I) don't know the severity of it," said Keefe.  It seems like there is a possibility of McMann missing some time, and that would be a tough break for the 27-year-old, who broke out with 12 goals in 26 games through February and March, and has 15 markers in 56 games in his first extended run in the NHL. He also sports an impressive plus/minus rating of +13 while handing out 117 hits. 

McMann, who's been playing a top-six role, has experienced adductor injuries earlier this season and last, so it's possible it could be related to that.

We'll keep an eye on his status. 

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