Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner left Saturday's loss to the Philadelphia Flyers after injuring his right ankle in the second period and did not return.
Coach Mike Babcock told reporters afterward he wasn't sure about the severity of the injury, but he did say Marner would not travel with the team for Sunday's game in Chicago.
"I don't know the extent of this," Babcock said. "I don't know if it's a few days or weeks or whatever. There's no sense in dwelling on it. Someone else gets an opportunity. Let's go."
Marner got tangled with Flyers forward Carsen Twarynski during a faceoff and fell backward with his right leg trapped underneath him. He hopped and scooted back to the bench without using his right leg.
He returned for a brief shift with the second-unit power play but then went right back to the Maple Leafs' locker room. Marner skated briefly during the next TV timeout, spoke with trainers and returned to the locker room for the rest of the game, which the Flyers won 3-2 in a shootout.
Marner, 22, has four goals and 14 assists in 18 games this season, his fourth in the NHL. The fourth overall pick in 2015, Marner had 94 points (26 goals) last season and signed a six-year, $65.4 million contract in September.
The Leafs visit the Islanders on Wednesday, return home to face Boston on Nov. 15 and then start a six-game road trip on Nov. 16 at Pittsburgh.
--Field Level Media