Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe says Andreas Johnsson’s injury ‘not going to be short term’

Toronto Maple Leafs winger Andreas Johnsson is expected to miss significant time after injuring his knee midway through the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Stars.

The 25-year-old had to be helped off the ice and didn’t return after appearing to collide awkwardly with teammate Kasperi Kapanen in Dallas’ zone. 

Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said after the game that, while he would know more Friday, the injury didn’t look like it was going to be short term.

This is Johnsson’s second injury in the last few months, with the Swede spending some time on the LTIR after injuring his leg while blocking a shot in a game against the Avalanche in December. 

Johnsson signed a four-year, $13.6 million contract with the Leafs this summer and has tallied eight goals and 13 assists so far this season. 

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