The Maple Leafs have placed Ilya Mikheyev (wrist) on IR.
Mikheyev had to undergo wrist surgery after getting cut by a skate on Friday night and will miss at least three months. He could eventually be moved to LTIR to provide the Maple Leafs with some salary relief but for now, he is on regular IR to open up a roster spot to call-up Timothy Liljegren.
Source: @LeafsPR 12/28/19, 3:19 pm EST
Mikheyev underwent surgery to repair an artery and tendons in his wrist on Friday and will miss at least three months.
Mikheyev had his wrist cut by a skate during Friday's overtime win over the Devils and was rushed to a nearby hospital immediately. Mikheyev underwent successful surgery and will be re-evaluated in three months. This timeline would make it possible for Mikheyev to return for a potential playoff run.
The Maple Leafs have signed Ilya Mikheyev to a one-year, entry-level contract.
Mikheyev was a highly coveted forward, who had 23 goals and 22 assists (45 points) in 62 games with Omsk Avangard of the KHL. The 24-year-old is 6-foot-2 and 190 lbs and will bring a little size to the Maple Leafs forward group in 2019-20.