Leafs forward Johnsson out for season after undergoing knee surgery
Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Andreas Johnsson skates around Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt (88) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, John Locher
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:45PM EST
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without forward Andreas Johnsson for the rest of the season.
The Maple Leafs announced Wednesday that Johnsson is expected to miss six months after undergoing right knee surgery earlier in the day.
Johnsson was injured in the first period of a 3-2 home loss to the Dallas Stars last Thursday when he collided with teammate Kasperi Kapanen.
The Leafs said at the time of the injury that Johnsson would be out at least eight weeks.
The 25-year-old Swede has eight goals and 13 assists in 43 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
Also Wednesday, the Leafs acquired forward Denis Malgin from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Mason Marchment.
Malgin, 23, has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 36 games with the Panthers this season.
Marchment recorded an assist in four games with the Leafs and 13 goals and five assists in 24 games with the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 19, 2020.