From The Ice

Josh Leivo Injured in Maple Leafs’ Loss

(Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)

In addition to a 5-2 decision to the Oilers in Edmonton, the Toronto Maple Leafs lost Josh Leivo on Thursday as the left wing exited the contest in the first period with an upper-body injury.

Leivo scored his second goal in as many games at 8:06 of the opening session to forge a 1-1 tie but departed less than seven minutes later. He took five shifts, posting a plus-1 rating in 2 minutes, 27 seconds of ice time.

The 6-foot-1, 203-pound Leivo was recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League in January but was kept off the scoresheet in four straight contests before being sent back down. He returned to the Maple Leafs on Monday and scored against the Calgary Flames the following night before tallying again versus the Oilers.

Leivo has appeared in 38 games with the Marlies this season, registering 13 goals and 25 assists.

Selected in the third round of the 2011 draft, Leivo made his NHL debut in 2013-14, recording one goal and one assist in seven games. The 22-year-old appeared in nine contests the following season and contributed one tally.

Leivo has collected four goals and one assist in 22 career games with the Maple Leafs.

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