Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ilya Mikheyev had to be taken to a New Jersey hospital on Friday night after suffering a “significant laceration” to his wrist in their game against the Devils.
The incident happened midway through the third period.
As Mikheyev trailed the play on a back-check, New Jersey’s Jesper Bratt lost his balance with his foot flying up toward Mikheyev’s arm. As Mikheyev skated by, Bratt’s skate caught him in the wrist. The New Jersey TV broadcast had a camera angle that showed he was bleeding immediately as he rushed off the ice.
He had scored his eighth goal of the season earlier in the game.
Ilya Mikheyev of the Toronto Maple Leafs has had a successful surgery to repair an artery and tendons in his wrist. He is expected to make a full recovery but a more accurate timeline for his return will be provided in 90 days.
— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) December 28, 2019