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Ryan Reaves reveals gruesome details about his knee injury

Published January 21, 2024 at 4:41 PM
With the underperformance from the Maple Leafs, a lot of blame has to be put on their free agency acquisitions. Players like Bertuzzi, Domi, and especially Ryan Reaves. Brad Treliving has made some very poor decisions, but giving Ryan Reaves a contract for 3 years at 37 is by far the worst. Now, Reaves revealed some details himself of a brutal injury he's dealing with now, with his knees popping out constantly.

Ryan Reaves has one point in 21 games for the Leafs, which is bad even by old enforcer standards. That's not even the worst issue with Reaves, as his main negative is the inability to stay on the ice. Reaves has played an average of 44 games over the last 4 seasons, with only 12 games in the 2022-23 season. He has fought many injuries over his career, with very lasting results on his health.

This shows why you never sign old players to contracts with any sort of term, especially if they are an enforcer. Ryan Reaves may have very little time left to play, and this injury report coming out only further shows how close Reaves may be to retirement. These injuries are things you should be aware of as a GM, and reflects an inability to scout properly from Treliving.

January 21   |   335 answers
Ryan Reaves reveals gruesome details about his knee injury

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