The Denver Post

O’reilly out with broken finger


Nick Ritchie scored a goal in his debut for Calgary after being part of the NHL’S first brotherfor-brother trade and Tyler Toffoli scored on a breakaway with 4.7 seconds left as the Flames beat Central Division-leading Dallas for their first win in six games. The playoffs are set to be

The Stars had overcome gin April 17. a two- goal deficit, and Toronto The Maple Leafs acgotten even on captain Maple Leafs center Ryan quired O’reilly in a trade Jamie Benn’s 26th goal O’reilly will be out of acwith St. Louis last month. with just under six minutes tion for quite some time He has since put up five left . because of a broken finger. points in eight games be

fter Dallas failed A to O’reilly is going on fore taking a puck off his capitalize on a late power long-term injured reserve, left hand late in the secplay following a boarding coach Sheldon Keefe said ond period of a 4-1 loss penalty against Ritchie, it Monday. That means the Saturday night at Vancoulook­ed likever.thegamewas­32-year-oldmustmis­sthe headed to overtime. But next 10 games. eefe added Leafs capToffoli scored his 26th goal He won’t be eligible tain John Tavares will be with a wrister past Jake to return until Toronto’s held out of the lineup with Oettinger after a pass from game March 29 against an undisclose­d ailment Jonathan Huberdeau. Florida at the earliest. when the team visits the

New Jersey Devils on Tuesday to wrap up a five-game road trip.

In correspond­ing moves earlier Monday, the Leafs recalled forwards Pontus Holmberg and Alex Steeves from the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, and loaned goaltender Joseph Woll to the club’s top affiliate.

O’reilly was one of six new players Toronto general manager Kyle Dubas brought in before the trade deadline in an effort to make the team more competitiv­e. A Stanley Cup winner and playoff MVP in 2019, O’reilly won 84.4% of his faceoffs with the Leafs before going 3 of 11 against the Canucks.

Toronto is currently second in the Atlantic Division, five points up on the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have lost five in a row and eight of their last 10 games. The Leafs and Lightning are on track to face each other in the first round of the playoffs.

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