TORONTO (AP) -The Maple Leafs have placed Mike Komisarek on injured reserve because of a quadriceps injury and expect to be without their hard-hitting defenseman for up to three weeks.
The Maple Leafs recalled Carl Gunnarsson from Toronto of the AHL on Thursday to take Komisarek's roster spot.
Komisarek left Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Minnesota in the first period after just six shifts. He was originally hurt in a win over Detroit on Saturday.
In 16 games this season, Komisarek has no points, 31 penalty minutes and is a minus-9. He signed a $22.5 million, five-year deal with Toronto in the offseason.
The Maple Leafs also assigned forward Jay Rosehill to Toronto of the AHL on a conditioning loan.