Toronto Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe provided an update on the injury status of Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Timothy Liljegren, late Sunday evening.
“He’s week to week. He’s got a high ankle sprain,” Keefe told reporters.
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The Leafs 2017 first round pick is scheduled to represent Sweden at the upcoming World Junior tournament in Vancouver and Victoria.
With the injury being evaluated on a week-to-week basis, and the tournament being 17 days away, Keefe was honest when discussing the possibility of Liljegren starting the tournament healthy.
“It could be a stretch,” said Keefe.
Liljegren, who has recorded eight points through 19 contests with the Marlies this year, represented his country at last years World Juniors.