The winger will be out of action for a minimum of 10 weeks.
Nick Robertson’s bad luck with injuries continues.
The Toronto Marlies winger, and one of the Maple Leafs’ top prospects, will be out of action for a minimum of 10 weeks after sustaining an undisplaced fracture of his right fibula on Sunday against Manitoba.
Robertson fell awkwardly to the ice while battling for the puck during the Marlies’ 5-0 loss to the Moose on Sunday afternoon at the Coca-Cola Coliseum. The Marlies tweeted that Robertson will not require surgery.
The latest injury setback for Robertson, 20, comes after he suffered multiple injuries during the shortened 2020-21 season. Robertson suffered a knee injury, had a persistent groin and abdomen problem, and suffered a concussion. As a result, he was never able to get completely on track. In six games with the Leafs, Robertson had one assist, and in 21 games with the Marlies, he had five goals and 11 assists.
In two games this season, Robertson, the Leafs’ 2019 second-round pick (53 overall) has two assists.
The Leafs are scheduled to practice Tuesday at the Ford Performance Center following a 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Monday.