Dion Phaneuf To Miss 4 Weeks

Per TSN’s Darren Dreger on Twitter: "Phaneuf suffered a deep cut last night. Burke says he’s out at least 4 weeks."

The absence of Phaneuf likely means Komisarek’s minutes will grow; one benefit of having defensive depth is that we won’t have to turn to someone from the AHL.

Unclear if Jeff Finger can come up on emergency recall right now. With the Leafs sliding down the standings can their defense corps hold steady without their Captain or is this season already slipping away?