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Maple Leafs' Booth out with broken foot

by Staff


Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Booth has a fractured foot and will be out four weeks, coach Randy Carlyle said Monday.

Carlyle said forward David Clarkson has a fractured orbital bone but is expected back by the end of the week, and defenseman Cody Franson has a bruised knee but the Maple Leafs are waiting for the swelling to subside before offering a further diagnosis.

"I don't know if it's above his knee or below his knee or right into the knee," Carlyle said of Franson's injury. "His knee went underneath him and he banged into the boards. We're still trying to wait for the swelling to come down.

"We'll have to wait till they get a proper assessment. They feel there's no broken bones in there."

Carlyle said defenseman Henrik Tallinder, who was in training camp on a professional tryout contract, has left the Maple Leafs because of a separated shoulder.

Booth and Franson were injured in Toronto's preseason home game against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. Clarkson and Tallinder were hurt Friday in a preseason game against the Sabres in Buffalo.

Booth sustained his injury blocking a shot. Franson was hurt on a hit from Buffalo forward Torrey Mitchell.

Clarkson was injured during a fight with Sabres forward Cody McCormick. Tallinder was injured when he was hit into the boards by Sabres defenseman Mike Weber.

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