Ankle takes out Leafs' Kulemin

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin will miss two weeks of action with an ankle injury....

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin will miss two weeks of action with an ankle injury. (QMI Agency)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:22 PM ET

Already missing off-season acquisition David Clarkson to a 10-game suspension, the Maple Leafs' depth up front took another hit when it was revealed Saturday following the morning skate that top-six forward Nikolai Kulemin will be on the shelf for at least two weeks because of an ankle injury.

According to head coach Randy Carlyle, Kulemin, who didn't take part in the game-day skate Saturday, suffered a chipped bone in his ankle Friday when he was hit by a puck during practice.

"It's just a small bone broken in the ankle," the coach said before adding, "To say it's not a significant injury would be incorrect."


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