Per Darren Dreger (TSN):
“MRI determines Keith Aulie requires shoulder surgery. He’s done for the year.”
Not expected to play with the Maple Leafs at any point this season, Aulie was set to receive big minutes down the stretch with the AHL Marlies as the NHL club evaluated his progress with an eye toward the future. Although the injury is an unfortunate development for the well-regarded blueline prospect, he is still considered to be at least another year away from being ready for full-time NHL duty.Â In that respect, the overall impact of the time missed will be minimal.