Maple Leafs' Hunwick to have surgery, done for the season
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Matt Hunwick's season is over.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are shutting down the defenseman, and he'll undergo surgery for a recurring sports hernia injury, head coach Mike Babcock announced.

Hunwick, 31 in the spring, finishes with two goals and eight assists in 60 games. He averaged 22:34 in ice time, and had a 47 Corsi For rating, according to Hockey Reference. He's under contract for next season at $1.2 million.

Martin Marincin will take over for Hunwick.

Viktor Loov was recalled by Toronto on an emergency basis earlier Tuesday, and should be in the lineup Wednesday.

With all the injuries and trades, 25-year-old Jake Gardiner is now the oldest active defenseman on the Maple Leafs' roster.

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