TORONTO —Placed defenseman On Tuesday, a knee injury left me on the long-term injured reserve.
Rielly was in a collision with New York forwardToronto lost 3-2 overtime to the Islanders on Monday night, in the third quarter.
Rielly has not scored in any of his 20 games and has been credited with 16 assists. He averages 23 minutes of ice-time.
Toronto was able to use the LTIR decision to increase its salary cap in order promote some reinforcements from an American Hockey League affiliate. So, the Maple Leafs were allowed to recall defensemenAnd .
Sheldon Keefe of the Maple Leafs stated that Rielly, 28 years old, doesn't need surgery after Tuesday's practice. He also said there's no timeline for his return beyond the 24 days and 10 games required to be placed on long-term injured reserve.
Toronto's defense is also lackingT.J. Brodie, with a neck injury, and T.J. Brodie, with an injured oblique.
This report was compiled by the Associated Press.