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Frederik Andersen leaves game for Maple Leafs

Injured goaltender replaced by Curtis McElhinney to start second period against Sabres

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Goalie Frederik Andersen did not start the second period for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday because of an upper-body injury.

Andersen allowed two goals on 16 shots in the first period, which ended with Buffalo leading 2-1 at KeyBank Center.

"Obviously the other team's doctor thought he should come out of the game, so he came out of the game," Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. "So once our doctor has seen him [Sunday] then I'll have a better handle on what's going on and I'll be able to tell you."

Andersen was replaced by Curtis McElhinney, who allowed three goals on 22 shots in his fourth game since Feb. 19.

Toronto has a one-point over the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic Division. The Maple Leafs next play the Florida Panthers at home on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; TSN4, FS-F, NHL.TV).

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