Maple Leafs News: Gustavsson Has Surgery, Latest on Phil Kessel

Derek HarmsworthSenior Writer ISeptember 15, 2009

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that goaltender Jonas Gustavsson had minor heart surgery this morning after some irregularities came up during this weekends training camp physicals.

It was publicized that Gustavsson left training camp on a stretcher after feeling dizzy following a V02 test, and it appears during the precautionary visit to the hospital, it was suggested he undergo this minor, non-invasive procedure.

The procedure requires a small, catheter like wire to be inserted into the body through a small incision in the groin area. The wire is then used to test out any irregularities that may be on, or in the heart.

The surgery is only minor stressed coach Ron Wilson.  The club will give the Swedish netminder 48 hours to rest in order to make sure there is no chance of infection.

Head coach Ron Wilson said that Joey MacDonald, signed primarily for goaltending depth, would take Jonas’ spot in the first few pre-season games.

Wilson meanwhile, looked to have settled on line combinations for tomorrow nights game against the Bruins.  He rolled five forward lines that looked like this:

Niklas Hagman  Matt Stajan  Jason Blake

Lee Stempniak  John Mitchell  Rickard Wallin

Jiri Tlusty  Tyler Bozak  Christian Hanson

Tim Brent  Nazem Kadri  Viktor Stalberg

Robert Slaney  Jason Allison  Mikhail Stefanovich


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