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Liljegren to miss Leafs camp, Engvall out for nearly 2 weeks

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are beginning training camp Wednesday without two important depth pieces.

General manager Kyle Dubas said blue-liner Timothy Liljegren will miss at least six weeks following hernia surgery, per Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun. Additionally, forward Pierre Engvall suffered a foot injury and will be re-evaluated Oct. 3.

Liljegren will be eligible for long-term injured reserve. The 23-year-old tallied five goals and 23 points in 61 games during his first full NHL season in 2021-22. He signed a two-year extension worth $1.4 million annually in June.

Engvall sustained his ailment while training in Sweden. The 26-year-old totaled 15 goals and 35 points in 78 games during his breakout campaign last season.

In addition to Liljegren and Engvall, Dubas said prospects Mikhail Abramov and Joseph Woll were out Wednesday due to a back injury and a shoulder ailment, respectively.

The Maple Leafs will begin their 2022-23 season Oct. 12.

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