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Dave Bolland injury: Leafs forward suffers leg laceration after hit from Zack Kassian

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The play was eerily similar to Erik Karlsson's injury last season.

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Dave Bolland exited Friday's game against the Vancouver Canucks with a leg laceration and won't return.

Bolland suffered the injury when Canucks forward Zack Kassian checked him along the boards midway through the second period.

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As you can see from this picture, it certainly looks like Kassian's skate blade sliced the back of Bolland's ankle. Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson was injured during a similar play last season, and he missed the rest of the regular season with a torn achilles tendon. The Leafs, already without Tyler Bozak for a few weeks, can only hope Bolland's injury isn't as serious.

UPDATE: It is that serious.

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