New Leafs starting netminder Frederik Andersen has had a rough start to his season.
Andersen, acquired in a June trade with the Anaheim Ducks, has been playing for Denmark in Olympic qualifying games, where he appears to have suffered an injury.
As pointed out by @A_Kalnins, Frederik Andersen was pulled late in Denmark’s Olympic qualifier vs. Slovenia after colliding with a teammate.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 2, 2016
Not much is known at this point, other than that he’s injured and he’s left the game.
It could be a minor injury, in which case Andersen should likely be good to go for the Leafs come training camp, or it could be serious, in which case the Leafs are in major trouble, with Jhonas Enroth being the only capable NHL goalie in their organization.
Andersen is also slated to compete for the starter’s job for Team Europe in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, which begins in two weeks.
We’ll have to wait for further details to discern whether the injury has serious implications for his availability with both Team Europe and the Leafs.
UPDATE: Here’s the play that forced Andersen from the game:
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) September 2, 2016