Frederik Andersen injured during Olympic qualifer for Denmark (Video)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen was injured during Denmark’s Olympic qualifier on Friday against Slovenia, putting his attendance at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey in doubt.
As the Danes watched their dreams of reaching the 2018 Olympics die during the 3-0 loss, Andersen left the game late in the third period after he collided with teammate Oliver Bjorkstrand.
Via Alex Nunn:
Frederik Andersen incident w/out sound for those that want the full play. #Leafs https://t.co/TEHxpgilvM
— Alex Nunn (@aj_ranger) September 2, 2016
According to the Danish Ice Hockey Federation, Andersen injured his shoulder and will be sidelined 1-2 weeks, putting his World Cup status for Team Europe up in the air. Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak are the other goaltenders for the pan-European squad.
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Andersen, who signed a five-year, $25 million contract after being acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in June, will fly back to Toronto to be examined by Toronto’s doctors, per Elliotte Friedman.
If we were to guess — considering Lou Lamoriello will have a say in Andersen’s World Cup status — we think one of Philipp Grubauer, Reto Berra, Peter Budaj or maybe Kristers Gudlevskis could be headed to Toronto as a replacement pretty soon.
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