It appears that John Klingberg
's fate has been confirmed in Toronto, as he will sit out tonight's game with a mysterious injury after a stretch of poor performances.
Klingberg Called Out for Poor Play to Start the SeasonJohn Klingberg
has struggled to find his game since arriving in Toronto. The defenseman was never known for his shutdown play, however, he was praised for his scoring ability. So far this season, though, he hasn't been able to do much of that either and instead sits at an ugly -8 rating.
Fans and analysts have quickly called the Klingberg signing a failure and want him out of Toronto. Some of his ugly plays have been shared virally across social media pointing out his weaknesses in his own zone.
missed this goal last night (what with being a west coaster with a job), and I can't get over it. Klingberg just straight up goes controller disconnected mode. It's art.
Klingberg so lost right now.
Klingberg Ruled Out Tonight With Mysterious Injury After Poor Play
Now, it appears fans are getting what they want, as Klingberg has been ruled out of tonight's game against the Calgary Flames, however, the Leafs and Sheldon Keefe were quick to note that this is due to injury and not his play.
McCabe returns for Toronto. Klingberg out, although Keefe gets out in front of it, making a point to say it is injury-related. «Working through some things.»
The Leafs will get their first look with Klingberg out of the lineup tonight to see if their struggles really are his fault, or if there are bigger issues defensively that need to be dealt with.
As seen on Hockey Patrol
- "BREAKING: Leafs Defenseman John Klingberg
Out With Mysterious Injury"
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