Former Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen.
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Major update on former Leafs who was diagnosed with blood clot in his lungs

Published January 31, 2024 at 2:24 PM
BY TOM BANKS

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a major rotation of goaltenders over the past few years, and unsurprisingly, many of them have gone onto success on other teams, while some haven't been as lucky.

A former standout goaltender for the Maple Leafs



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One player that was liked by a lot of Maple Leafs fans was goaltender Frederik Andersen, who played five years in Toronto posting a 2.79 GAA and a .914 save percentage over that time.


However, he would ultimately leave the team and sign a two-year deal in Carolina as Toronto looked to go with the youth in Ilya Samsonov, but early this season, he got some potentially devastating news.

A huge, positive update on Freddie Andersen



Earlier this season, Andersen was diagnosed with a deep-vein thrombosis and subsequent pulmonary embolisms, with many uncertain if he would return this season.

Now, Insider Chris Johnston has given a major update, revealing that Andersen is almost ready to begin on-ice conditioning to make his way back to the NHL after being out for several months.

Some good news for #canes goaltender Freddie Andersen, who will soon begin limited on-conditioning after being able to get through off-ice workouts without complication.

Andersen was diagnosed with a deep-vein thrombosis and subsequent pulmonary embolisms in November.


Whether Maple Leafs fans still support him from afar or not, this is fantastic news for a very likeable player, and we hope he can get back onto the ice sometime soon, whether or not that is in 2023-24 or beyond.
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