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Mark Fraser injury: Maple Leafs forward did not suffer brain damage as result of skull fracture

Maple Leafs forward Mark Fraser updated his status during locker clean-out day on Thursday.

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser did not sustain any brain damage as a result of the frontal fracture he sustained to his forehead during the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal this postseason.

The injury occurred during Game 4 when Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic attempted a shot that hit Fraser in the head. The Toronto defender immediately fell to the ice and was bleeding from the point of impact. He was able to leave the ice under his own power and reportedly walked out of the building in order to visit the hospital.

Fraser stated during Thursday's locker clean-out day that he did not sustain a concussion as a result of the play. In addition, he didn't experience any brain damage. He confirmed that he was nervous upon learning the injury involved damage to the skull but was relieved to learn no internal bleeding occurred.

There was no update on what his recovery schedule will be like.

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