It turns out Zach Hyman suited up for three playoff contests with a significant knee injury that will now sideline him for a while.
The Toronto Maple Leafs forward will undergo surgery on Monday to repair a torn ACL suffered during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the club announced Thursday.
Hyman’s recovery from the procedure is expected to take at least six months.
He sustained the injury near the end of Game 4 against the Boston Bruins when he went to hit Brad Marchand, Hyman told reporters, including TSN’s Kristen Shilton, on Thursday.
The 26-year-old Hyman played all seven games against the Bruins and scored a first-period goal in Game 4.
Boston defeated Toronto 5-1 in Game 7 to advance to the second round.
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