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Injury update on Jani Hakanpaa looks even worse for the Maple Leafs


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Tom Banks
July 7, 2024  (11:25)
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Jani Hakanpaa, formerly of the Dallas Stars.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs inked Jani Hakanpaa to a two-year deal, but now, the situation worsens with the latest update on his status.

Day one of free agency was a huge plus for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they inked several players to significant deals, but unfortunately for Brad Treliving, there's question marks over each and every one.
None more so than Jani Hakanpaa however, as reports emerged soon after that his playing days may be over, with the Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons providing this;
What I was told about Hakanpaa was the belief that he would never play again in the NHL. I was told that his bone-on-bone knee was apparently shot. I was told — from two sources — that they didn't think that any team would sign him.

Now, the same medical staff that signed off on bringing in John Klingberg is under fire again, with Simmons revealing they gave the all clear to Treliving and the front office, just a year after handing Klingberg a deal before he would ultimately spend the majority of the year on LTIR.
I asked the Leafs about the injury on Monday and was informed that he was cleared by the Toronto doctors.

At this point, there's been no official update from the Maple Leafs on Hakanpaa's situation moving forward, but with every update from reporters, the situation begins to look worse and worse for a team that's desperate for a veteran like this to step up and thrive on the blue line.
Source: Hockey Feed
Jani Hakanpaa situation gets even worse in Toronto.
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Injury update on Jani Hakanpaa looks even worse for the Maple Leafs

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