The Toronto Maple Leafs have reported that John-Michael Liles suffered a sprained ankle during their game against Boston on Saturday. Although he was injured, he walked away without any broken bones, but has been set aside from the trip to Boston, which starts a four-game week for the Maple Leafs. The injury occurred after a collision along the boards during the game Saturday. This isn’t the only injury for Toronto. They have placed Leo Komarov on IR.
The Bruins were playing without two of their players, Adam McQuaid and Johnny Boychuk. Johnny Boychuk is listed as Day-to-Day with a foot injury, while McQuaid is out 3-4 weeks with a strained left shoulder. McQuaid was injured at 2:39 of the first period and did not return during Boston’s 3-1 loss to the Jets. He was off-balance when he collided with Jets forward Eric Tangradi to the right of Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. McQuaid fell awkwardly into the corner boards, and was favoring his left side as he skated off the ice on his own.
San Jose Sharks’ Ryane Clowe didn’t play in Saturday’s shutout loss to the Minnesota Wild due to a previous shoulder injury in the beginning of March. He is expected to play Monday in Anaheim. “He looked a lot better today,” coach Todd McLellan said Friday after Clowe took part in a rigorous workout. “He was involved a lot more physically, which is always a good sign with that type of injury.”
Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks is out again. Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville said it’s an upper-body injury and he is not likely going to play Monday against the Los Angeles Kings. “[Michael Frolik] doesn’t have the production to reflect how well he’s been playing,” Quenneville said. “The finish is the one area where it’d be nice to be a little more patient and comfortable. Frolik is occupying Hossa’s spot on the wing until he’s back again.