How long is Ilya Mikheyev out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Toronto Maple Leafs rookie

How long is Ilya Mikheyev out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Toronto Maple Leafs rookie

first_imgWe have an Ilya Mikheyev sighting at the #leafs practice rink. He was given a 90-day recovery period after a skate blade cut an artery and tendons in his right wrist on Dec. 27.He’s working on his skating stride this morning with Barb Underhill. pic.twitter.com/GSFX2xA543— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 10, 2020Ilya Mikheyev injury timelineMikheyev’s injury came during the Maple Leafs’ 5-4 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 27. He was immediately transported to the hospital and underwent surgery to repair an artery and tendons that were severed by Bratt’s skate blade.He remained in the hospital for further monitoring before returning to Toronto on Monday, Dec. 30. General manager Kyle Dubas had been with him the entire time and the two flew back together.The Maple Leafs expect to have a more accurate timeline for Mikheyev’s return in three months — leaving room for Mikheyev’s potential return before the regular season ends. He skated beore the team’s practice on Feb. 10, but the Leafs say he remains on track for that March update and not to return sooner. Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Ilya Mikheyev skated on Monday for the first time since he underwent surgery in December to repair an artery and tendons that were severed in his right wrist by a skate blade on Dec. 27.According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, Mikheyev’s recovery timeline has not changed and he remains on schedule. The forward was originally ruled out for at least three months, meaning his return to in-game action likely won’t come until the very end of the NHL regular season. MORE: Mikheyev sliced in wrist by skateMikheyev was cut during Toronto’s game against the New Jersey Devils when opposing forward Jesper Bratt’s skate made contact with his wrist as Bratt was upended. The Leafs forward immediately dropped his equipment and left the playing surface; team medical staff and emergency personnel then took him to University Hospital in Newark, N.J., for surgery.WARNING: The following content may be too graphic for some viewers.Ilya Mikheyev’s hand is cut badly and he heads to the dressing room shedding blood 😳😬They think he’s going to be ok.. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/tlZ8IQFdCn— David Nestico (@davidnestico200) December 28, 2019The 25-year-old was in the midst of a promising rookie season. He had eight goals and 23 points in 39 games, including a goal scored before his injury on Dec. 27.How long will the forward be off the ice after surgery? Here is everything we know about Mikheyev’s injury and the latest news on when he may return to the ice for the Leafs.How long will Ilya Mikheyev be out?The Maple Leafs announced on Saturday, Dec. 28, that Mikheyev is expected to make a full recovery but will be out for at least three months. The team will not have a more accurate timeline for his return to the ice until at least March.The rookie appeared on the ice before practice on Feb. 10 for the first time since his injury to skate with Maple Leafs skating consultant Barb Underhill. While this was the first time Mikheyev had skated with the team since his injury, the Leafs’ original determination that they will re-evaluate his status in March remains.last_img

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