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Leafs’ Liljegren put on COVID protocol list, NHL postpones two more Leafs games

Leafs’ Liljegren put on COVID protocol list, NHL postpones two more Leafs games

  • Maple Leafs
Dec 30
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  • SportsWriters

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that defenseman Timothy Liljegren is the latest player to be added to the COVID protocol list.

The Leafs have been struggling with the COVID-19 outbreak this season and the following players have been in the protocol: John Tavares, Alex Kerfoot, Wayne Simmonds, Jason Spezza, TJ Brodie, Jack Campbell, Travis Dermott, David Kampf, Petr Mrazek, Rasmus Sandin, Ilya Mikheyev, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander, Jake Muzzin, and Timothy Liljegren.

Toronto head coach Sheldon Keefe acknowledged the hardships caused by the outbreak and the team has been gradually trying to get back on its feet.

“(The first) three days, the focus has really been about getting the guys back going again,” Keefe said. “We’ve dropped in a little bit of structure here and there. It was really just about getting them back up to speed and getting their bodies feeling good again.”

Meanwhile, the NHL also decided to postpone Toronto’s next two games in January as a precaution against the further spread of the virus. Those games will be the Leafs‘ January 3 game versus Carolina and the January 6 game in Montreal.

“We know how we want to play and how we need to play as a team and what we’ve been successful with. We have to make sure we’re intelligent about how we get our players back to that point. We have more than enough time to do it,” Keefe said.

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