TORONTO - Colby Armstrong will be out of the Maple Leafs’ lineup indefinitely with a concussion.
The Leafs forward, who has been beset by numerous injuries since signing with Toronto in the summer of 2010, suffered the injury against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
But Armstrong was not up front with coach Ron Wilson and his staff, something Wilson revealed on Monday night in an unusually frank summation of a player’s injury.
“In the game the other night, he hit Ryan Kesler and actually cracked his toe,” Wilson said.
“But that was not the issue. He did not tell the trainers or the doctors (on Sunday) that he had his bell rung. So, somewhere ( on Monday afternoon), he was nauseated and had blurry vision, so he has a concussion.
“We did not know that until later (Monday) afternoon so he is going to be out. It took us all by shock. We had no idea he had his bell rung. He kind of kept that from us. It has been going so badly for him with injuries.”
Armstrong, who has played in just nine games this season, was replaced in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings by Colton Orr. Wilson said the Leafs will recall a forward from the Toronto Marlies before the Leafs play at home against the Buffalo Sabres at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday.
Expect either Joe Colborne or Nazem Kadri to be called up from the Marlies.