Leafs’ Marner could miss 3-4 weeks with shoulder injury after colliding with Muzzin

The Toronto Maple Leafs added forward Mitch Marner and defenceman Rasmus Sandin to the injured reserve list Tuesday and loaned forward Joey Anderson to their American Hockey League affiliate.

The Maple Leafs also recalled forward Alex Steeves and defencemen Alex Biega and Kristiāns Rubīns from the Toronto Marlies.

Marner hasn’t played since colliding with teammate Jake Muzzin at practice on Friday and could be sidelined three to four weeks, head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters.

Sandin was injured after a knee-on-knee hit in a 6-3 loss to Winnipeg on Sunday. Jets defenceman Neal Pionk was suspended two games for the hit.

On Tuesday, Pionk was placed in concussion protocol and will miss at least three contests.

Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza is facing a longer suspension after kneeing Pionk in the head during Sunday’s game, apparently in a retaliatory move.

Toronto was scheduled to host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

WATCH l Pionk suspended 2 games for Sandin knee-on-knee hit:

Pionk suspended 2 games, Spezza scheduled for hearing after incidents during Jets/Leafs game

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Winnipeg defenceman Neal Pionk is suspended two games for a knee-on-knee hit on Toronto blue-liner Rasmus Sandin. Leafs centre Jason Spezza has been offered an in-person hearing for kneeing Pionk in the head. 1:07

Original article: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/mitch-marner-injured-reserve-sandin-muzzin-1.6276472?cmp=rss

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