Ilya Samsonov will miss the fourth game of the playoff series against Florida due to injury
Russian Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov will miss the fourth game of the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff series against the Florida Panthers. It is reported by TSN.
It is noted that the athlete also did not come to the morning workout. The head coach of the team, Sheldon Keefe, said that Samsonov, who received an upper body injury, is on the list “from day to day”, but will not be able to reach the fourth game. The Russian in the starting lineup will be replaced by 24-year-old American Joseph Wall.
The goalkeeper was injured by a teammate, Canadian defender Luke Schenn during the third match of the series on May 8. At the start of the second period, the hockey player in the fall tried to prevent his opponent from playing on the rebound and crashed into Samsonov. The Russian after the collision was unable to continue the match and was replaced.
Samsonov, 26, has been playing in the NHL since 2019. He twice became the winner of the world championships in the youth team of Russia.
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