AHL Matchup Heats Up As Canadiens Prospect Tries To Injury Joseph Woll

Published February 24, 2024 at 11:51

Maple Leafs rookie goaltender Joseph Woll is primed for his return to the NHL after recovering from a significant injury that sidelined him for over two months.

Last night marked Woll's comeback to the ice, as he suited up for the Marlies in a game against the Laval Rocket, the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. The matchup, known for its heated rivalry, didn't disappoint in terms of intensity.

In a game that saw the Marlies emerge victorious with a 4-1 win, an incident unfolded in the second period involving Laval's Xavier Simoneau colliding with Joseph Woll, briefly putting the goalie in an awkward position. Thankfully, Woll emerged unscathed and completed the game without further incident.

With an impressive performance under his belt, Woll's return to the Leafs seems imminent. Despite his extended absence, his standout play last night showcased his readiness to rejoin the NHL ranks. Posting an impressive 0.973 save percentage and allowing just one goal, Woll's resilience was on full display.

"Joseph Woll stops 36 of 37 for the Marlies in his first game back from injury.

It wasn't exactly an easy first game back, as Laval had nine power plays.

He looks ready to play for the Leafs.»

If he can maintain this level of play in the NHL, Woll may very well compel head coach Sheldon Keefe to consider him as a serious contender for the starting goaltender position heading into the playoffs.

Source: Hockeypatrol
February 24   |   80 answers
AHL Matchup Heats Up As Canadiens Prospect Tries To Injury Joseph Woll

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