Armstrong stays behind
MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency
TORONTO - When the Maple Leafs left Toronto for their four-game trip to Boston, Montreal, Philadelphia and New York late Wednesday, Colby Armstrong was left behind.
Both Armstrong and fellow winger Clarke MacArthur were injured during the Leafs’ 4-3 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday and did not return to the game.
Simply described by coach Ron Wilson as being “banged up,” MacArthur at least accompanied his teammates on the road.
As for Armstrong, he’ll be out indefinitely after suffering an apparent leg injury in the first period.
While Armstrong might not be among the team’s leading scorers, his presence is a boost. Since he joined the Leafs, the team is 25-19-6 when he’s in the lineup; 12-15-5 when he’s not.
He was hit by the injury bug a year ago, missing time for, among various ailments, a broken foot.