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Leafs lose Nick Robertson for 6 months following shoulder surgery

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nick Robertson is set to undergo season ending shoulder surgery, the team announced Monday. The 21-year-old was injured after taking a hit from Los Angeles defenceman Matt Roy on Dec. 8.

Young forward injured Dec. 8 after taking hit from Kings defenceman Matt Roy

Maple Leafs forward Nick Robertson will have season-ending shoulder surgery after taking a hit from Kings blue liner Matt Roy in a Dec. 8 in Toronto. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images/File)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nick Robertson is set to undergo season ending shoulder surgery, the team announced Monday.

The 21-year-old is expected to be out of action for six months.

Robertson sustained a shoulder injury after taking a hit from Kings defenceman Matt Roy in the first period of a 5-0 win over Los Angeles on Dec. 8.

He was initially ruled out six to eight weeks, with the plan at the time to go through rehab and avoid surgery.

Robertson has two goals and three assists in 15 games for the Leafs this season. He has also spent time with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, with two points in two games.

The Leafs drafted Robertson in the second round (53rd overall) in 2019.

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