Maple Leafs Lose Centre Alexander Kerfoot After Facial Surgery

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Alexander Kerfoot is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair facial dental fractures.

The Leafs say Kerfoot originally sustained the injury Nov. 5 during a game against the Los Angeles Kings.

After Kerfoot reported ongoing discomfort while the team was in New York facing the Islanders on Wednesday, testing determined that surgery was required to repair the dental fractures.

Kerfoot joins fellow Leafs forward Mitch Marner (ankle) on the injured list.

Alexander Kerfoot Toronto Maple Leafs
Alexander Kerfoot, Toronto Maple Leafs (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Kerfoot, 25, has eight points (five goals, three assists) in 20 games with the Maple Leafs this season.

The Vancouver native was acquired by Toronto in a July 1 trade with the Colorado Avalanche.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 15, 2019.

The Canadian Press