After Frederik Andersen was pulled on Saturday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs may have to rely on their backup plan to get through a tough stretch.
When asked earlier this season who the MVP of the Toronto Maple Leafs season was, without a doubt I said Frederik Andersen. When he is on his game, the Leafs are a confident group, and up until this point they have not had to deal with any issues.
Andersen was coming off an injury that kept him out of the World Cup of Hockey. Since then Andersen has settled into the blue paint and everything was working smoothly. That was until a clash against the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night.
After the game Babcock said that Sabres doctors pulled Andersen in what some are speculating to be a concussion, which seems like the most logical explanation at this point. It is still unknown what caused the injury, which makes it tougher to diagnose. Now the question becomes, how long is Andersen out and what safeguards do the Leafs have in place to deal with this?