Sure it’s only one game into the season, but if Sundin is out for October, then this is the perfect time for Lindros and show us that still is a dominant force in the NHL. Also, Allison has to show that he still has it. With Sundin out, it puts these two oft-injured pivots in the number 1 and 2 positions.
One game into the season and the injury bug has already taken a bite out of the Maple Leafs top line, as both Mats Sundin and Jeff O'Neill received some bad news on Thursday.
Sundin lasted just seven minutes of the 4-3 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators when he was hit in the face by the puck.
Sundin, who was not at practice Thursday, has an unfortunate track record with face injuries, suffering both cuts and dental damage in past incidents.
Sundin's injury was not the only bad news the Leafs received during Thursday's morning skate, newcomer Jeff O'Neill injured his shoulder in the third period of the loss to