Leafs' Woll injured in win over Sens, Jones makes team debut in relief
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Joseph Woll was forced to exit Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators and didn't return after sustaining an apparent injury while making a save in the third period.
Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said Woll will "miss time, for sure," but the club won't know the extent of the injury until returning home. Toronto will host the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Martin Jones made his Maple Leafs debut after Woll was helped off the ice. He stopped nine of the 10 shots he faced after Woll turned aside all but two of 31 shots in Toronto's 4-3 victory.
The latter puck-stopper proved to be dependable after usurping Ilya Samsonov as the Maple Leafs' No. 1 netminder earlier this season. The Russian missed his second straight game Thursday due to an illness and hasn't played since a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 24.
Woll came into the contest against the Senators with a .915 save percentage and an 8-5-1 record across 14 games in this campaign, 12 of which were starts. The 25-year-old authored a .925 save percentage over his previous five outings.
Jones, who'll turn 34 on Jan. 10, suited up for 48 games with the Seattle Kraken in 2022-23. He posted an .886 save percentage along with a 27-13-3 record. The veteran goalie saved minus-5.15 goals above expected and minus-10.33 goals above average last season, according to Evolving Hockey.
The Leafs signed Jones to a one-year, $875,000 contract in August.
Woll is on the books through 2024-25 at $766,667, per CapFriendly. Toronto drafted him 62nd overall in 2016.