The Toronto Maple Leafs are right in the thick of the Atlantic Division race. However, things are about to get a bit tougher as news surfaced that the Maple Leafs will be without goalie Jack Campbell for a minimum of two weeks with a rib injury. Toronto has thus recalled goaltender Erik Källgren from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Campbell played on Tuesday night, allowing four goals in a 6-4 win against the Seattle Kraken. Campbell has been one of the better, unexpected stories this year. He is 24-9-4 for the Maple Leafs this season, posting a 2.65 goals against average and a .914 save percentage. Campbell also has four shutouts to his credit this season. He played so well the first half of the season, he earned the starting nod for the Atlantic Team in the NHL All-Star Game.

However, the road has got a bit bumpy for Campbell lately. He is only 7-4-2 with a 4.00 goals against average and .872 save percentage over his last 15 games. That’s a stark difference from the first half of the season.

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The Maple Leafs are currently third in the Atlantic Division with 77 points. They trail the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning in the division, but are only five points out of first.

Breathing down their neck is the Boston Bruins, who have been playing great hockey lately. The Bruins have 73 points. Finishing top-3 in the division is critical. Otherwise, Toronto would open themselves up to a wild card berth and have to play potentially the best team in the conference in the opening round.

In Campbell’s absence, Petr Mrazek is likely to get plenty of work in net.