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Maple Leafs place Brodie on IR

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The Toronto Maple Leafs placed defenseman T.J. Brodie on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

Brodie didn't play in Toronto's 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. Sheldon Keefe said Brodie has a rib injury and there is no timeline for his return yet, according to Sportsnet's Luke Fox. Brodie will miss at least three more games.

The 32-year-old was already unavailable for 12 contests this season due to an oblique injury.

The Maple Leafs have had a rotating cast of blue-liners thanks to various injuries with Morgan Rielly, Timothy Liljegren, Rasmus Sandin, and Jordie Benn all missing time, along with Jake Muzzin and Victor Mete, who remain out.

Brodie has two goals and eight points in 28 games this season.

Toronto subsequently recalled forward Bobby McMann from the AHL. The 26-year-old left winger captured AHL Player of the Week honors after scoring three goals and six points in three contests. He's yet to make his NHL debut.

The Maple Leafs are second in the Atlantic Division with a 25-9-7 record. Toronto is back in action against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday.

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