In case you missed it last night, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen left the game midway through the 2nd period of his team’s 7-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks after taking a skate to the face from Ducks forward Corey Perry.
Here’s the play:
Andersen would be forced to leave the game and backup Curtis McElhinney would guide the Leafs to victory the rest of the way. After the game though, all Leafs fans wanted to hear about was the health of their starting goaltender.
Leafs head coach Mike Babcock offered up a bit of an update on Andersen, saying just that he’s “fine.”
Today however, Andersen was back on the ice with the Leafs, even leading the team for practice:
That’s a HUGE relief for both this team and its fans. Andersen has been a big part of the reason, maybe the biggest reason, for the Leafs’ success this season. If the team were to lose him for an extended period of time… who knows what might happen.
As it stands, Andersen appeared fine with no ill effects:
No word yet on whether or not he’ll get the start tomorrow at the Air Canada Centre against the visiting Nashville Predators, but Leafs fans can at least take comfort in the fact that Andersen got back to work this morning.