Surgery for Gustavsson

Jonas Gustavsson will undergo a procedure to repair his irregular heartbeat for a second time. (Sun...

Jonas Gustavsson will undergo a procedure to repair his irregular heartbeat for a second time. (Sun Media/Craig Robertson)

ROB LONGLEY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:06 PM ET

COLUMBUS -- The Monster is going under the knife Friday for the second time in his young career.

As reported in the Sun today, the Leafs confirmed this morning that Jonas Gustavsson will undergo an ablation procedure to repair his irregular heartbeat.

As well, the team announced that rookie Swedish defenceman Carl Gunnarsson will be out for six weeks with a hyper-extended elbow.

Joey MacDonald is expected to get the start for the Leafs tonight and judging by this morning's skate, it looks like Vesa Toskala will be his backup.

Gustavsson was rushed to a Montreal hospital following the first period of the Leafs 3-0 win over the Habs.

The big Swede had a similar surgery during training camp but it didn't completely fix the problem.

The Leafs face the Blue Jackets here tonight looking for a fourth win in their past five games.


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