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JUST IN: Travis Dermott has suffered a lower-body injury

The team has updated his status just minutes ago.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs organization has confirmed that 21-year-old defenseman Travis Dermott has officially suffered a lower-body injury tonight, as the team is facing the Winnipeg Jets in Toronto. He left for the locker room after he blocked a shot from Ben Chiarot. We could read on Sportsnet.com that "Dermott’s condition was not immediately known but he showed visible signs of pain."

He is not going to be back tonight:

This is certainly not what heqd coach Mike Babcock was hoping to hear, considering the playoffs are just weeks away.

Dermott played 35 games with the Leafs this year, in which he recorded one goal and 12 assists for 13 points. The 6 foot, 208 pound defenseman added 18 points in 28 games in the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies.

More details to come.

Breaking: Matt Murray goes down after questionable hit from Gallagher

Pittsburgh Penguins' fans held their breath on Saturday night, just seconds after the start of the game against the Montreal Canadiens. As you can see in the following sequence, star goaltender Matt Murray went down after a questionable hit from Habs' little pest, Brendan Gallagher.

Knowing Gallagher's style, do you believe this was accidental? We have to admit it was scary, nonetheless. Especially when we know that Murray has been diagnosed with a concussion just over a month ago...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Sam Werner and NHL.com's Tom Gulitti both noted that the 23-year-old netminder took some time to get up, but that he looks just fine:

"Matt Murray slow to get up there, but looks OK."

"Matt Murray a little slow to get up after Brendan Gallagher crashed into him, but appears OK."

The young goalie, who has a way of getting injured at the worse time, has a record of 25 wins, 15 losses and 3 OT losses this season, with a 2.91 goals-against average and a 0.907 save percentage over 46 games with the Penguins. He won't be able to rely on backup Marc-Andre Fleury this time around during the postseason, so we are sure hoping he will be fully healthy for the playoffs. 

Some fans were pretty surprised, and upset, that nobody went and defended Murray after this questionable play.

Conor ShearyPatric Hornqvist (who scored his 200th career NHL goal), and Carl Hagelin were all able to beat Habs' goaltender Antti Niemi in the first period. Pittsburgh has a 3-2 lead over the Canadiens after 47 minutes of play. 

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