A fractured orbital bone, a result of a puck to the face of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mats Sundin, may have the Toronto captain sidelined for at least four to six weeks — and possibly more if surgery is required.
“I can go back to when I was on the ice when Bryan Berard‘s eye injury happened to him – it’s certainly something you don’t want anyone to go through,” said Sundin.
Sundin was taken to a local hospital and later released.
“The eyeball itself is fine,” Leafs coach Pat Quinn said. “There’s damage to the surrounding areas, but they weren’t able to report if there is serious damage.”
Sundin’s eye injury has re-kindled the NHL visor debate.
When asked if he would wear the visor again, Sundin agreed.
`Definitely when I start playing I’m going to have to wear one for sure and hopefully I can continue it. That’s my goal, for sure.”