Maple Leafs shut down Stephane Robidas for year with shoulder injury
The Toronto Maple Leafs have decided to shut down defenseman Stephane Robidas for the remainder of the 2014-15 season due to an injuries to his labrum and his rotator cuff, MapleLeafs.com beat writer David Alter reported.
Robidas, who turned 38 on Mar. 3, is expected to return during training camp for the 2015-16 season, according to TSN. He is expecetd to have surgery on the shoulder as early as Wednesday, the Toronto Sun reported.
Robidas is in the first year of a three-year, $9 million contract. He has logged one goal and six assists over 52 games.
"Every third game it seems to bother him, and he has lost some strength in it at different times," Maple Leafs interim head coach Peter Horacek said in an interview. "He's got some tears in there in his labrum and rotator cuff."
He had spent nine and a half seasons in Dallas and two in Montreal, and logged brief stints in Anaheim and Chicago before coming to Toronto this past offseason.
Toronto (26-35-5), which has been plagued by both on- and off-ice problems all season, sits in seventh place in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division and is unlikely to make the playoffs this year.