Sunday, December 28, 2008

Matt Stajan out with eye injury

Matt Stajan spent Sunday in a hospital with an eye injury and he will be lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs for at least a week as the result of a rowdy soccer game.

Stajan, the Leafs’ No. 1 centre, was hit on the eye with a soccer ball before the Leafs’ practice on Saturday during a warmup exercise common to NHL teams. Players gather in a circle and try to keep the ball in the air as long as possible by kicking or heading it. If a player allows the ball to hit the floor he is out of the game and the game ends when no players are left.

"He's out for a while, at least a week," the coach said after the Leafs' game-day skate on Sunday in preparation for a game against the Washington Capitals.

Source: Globe and Mail

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