Maple Leafs' Jake Muzzin to miss about 4 weeks with broken hand

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin is expected to miss about four weeks after suffering a broken right hand during Tuesday's game, according to the team.

Muzzin, 31, was injured when he took a puck off his hand late in the second period and did not play in the third period of the 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Prior to the injury, Muzzin scored a goal in the first period to extend his scoring streak to six games. He has six goals and 17 assists in 53 games this season.

On Monday, the Maple Leafs signed Muzzin to a four-year contract extension with an average annual value of $5.625 million. If Muzzin misses four weeks, he will return with six games remaining in the regular season.

Toronto is in third place in the Atlantic Division, two points ahead of the Florida Panthers. The two teams face off Thursday night in Sunrise, Florida.

The Maple Leafs are also missing defensemen Morgan Rielly (foot) and Cody Ceci (ankle) because of injuries.

Defenseman Calle Rosen was recalled from AHL Toronto. He was traded to the Maple Leafs on Monday from the Colorado Avalanche for goaltender Michael Hutchinson.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.