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Leafs’ Sundin Out With Broken Wrist

April 25, 2002

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TORONTO (AP) _ Maple Leafs captain and leading scorer Mats Sundin will miss the rest of the playoffs with a broken left wrist.

He was hit by a puck in Game 1 of the first-round series against the New York Islanders and is now ``out indefinitely,″ Toronto coach and general manager Pat Quinn said Thursday.

The Leafs won the first two games of the best-of-seven series, but the Islanders have tied it 2-2. Game 5 is Friday in Toronto.

``We have to have other guys step up,″ Quinn said. ``We have to suck it up and go at it.″

Toronto recalled Alexei Ponikarovsky from AHL club St. John’s to replace Sundin on the roster.

Sundin had team highs of 41 goals and 39 assists during the regular season.

He was given shots to freeze his injured wrist before the second and third games of the series. Sundin skated in the warmup before Game 4 but stayed in the dressing room during the game.

Mikael Renberg, who has a left hamstring injury, also was unable to play in Game 4 and he might miss Game 5.

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