Maple Leafs say defenseman Rasmus Sandin likely to miss ‘weeks’ with knee injury

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Mar 15, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin (38) celebrates scoring a goal during the first period against the Dallas Stars at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin will be out “weeks” with a knee injury, coach Sheldon Keefe said Wednesday.

Sandin, 22, was injured Saturday in a 6-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. Keefe didn’t have any specifics about when Sandin might return.

“No, other than it’s going to be weeks for sure is what I’m told,” Keefe said. “How many, we are not certain of that.”

Mark Giordano, acquired on Sunday from the Seattle Kraken, moved into Sandin’s slot, paired with Timothy Liljegren, in the Maple Leafs win over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.

In 51 games this season, Sandin has recorded 16 points (five goals, 11 assists).

–Field Level Media