Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie Jonas Gustavsson will be out for seven to 10 days to undergo heart surgery on Friday according to team officials.
The 27 year old rookie began experiencing an increased heart rate during Tuesday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens and then left that game to visit with team doctors before going to the hospital for further tests.
This is the second time he’ll undergo the surgery, which he first undertook during training camp for the same heart condition. Currently Gustavsson is under a one year contract with the Maple Leafs.
Despite his heart problems Gustavsson has played well this season with an average of 3.14 goals-against and a .900 save percentage in 16 games.
While originally signed to backup lead goalie Toskala, he has seen four starts in a road when a groin injury pulled the teams starter. Thankfully for the Leafs, Toskala should be ready to play against the Bruins on Saturday.