BREAKING: The Worst is Confirmed for Ryan O'Reilly

Published March 6, 2023 at 1:57 PM

The worst has been confirmed for Ryan O'Reilly in Toronto. After an awkward shot block to the hand, Ryan O'Reilly got a broken finger. He has been placed on LTIR.

O'Reilly on LTIR

LTIR means that O'Reilly will have to miss either 27 days or 10 games. This sets his best possible return in early April, before the playoffs.

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Forward Ryan O'Reilly will be out indefinitely because he broke his finger during Saturday night's game in Vancouver. He's been placed on long-term injured reserve, meaning that he'll need to miss at least 10 games and 24 days. The 32-year-old forward has three goals and 2 assists in eight games since he was acquired by the club just over two weeks ago.

In a corresponding move, forwards Pontus Holmberg and Alex Steeves have been called up from the Marlies. Holmberg, 23, has 11 points in 22 AHL games and 13 points in 36 NHL games this year; Steeves, 23, has 44 points in 53 AHL games so far.

Joseph Woll has also been loaned back to the Marlies, and John Tavares won't play in New Jersey tomorrow because he isn't feeling himself. The club is taking a cautious approach with his health.

Hopefully he will recover quickly and be ready for the start of the playoffs. It would be a shame if the Maple Leafs' big deadline acquisition was injured.
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BREAKING: The Worst is Confirmed for Ryan O'Reilly

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