TORONTO (AP) -Darcy Tucker is out of the Toronto Maple Leafs' lineup indefinitely with ligament damage in his right knee.
The veteran right-winger said on Monday that he hurt the knee during the summer, but it was feeling better until he collided with a Chicago Blackhawk early in the third period of Toronto's 6-4 home loss Saturday.
He said an MRI exam on Sunday revealed ``slight damage to some ligaments.'' He doesn't expect he'll need surgery.
``We don't know how extensive it is or how long is will take time-wise,'' he said after receiving treatment from team training staff Monday. ``As of now, it's indefinite. Hopefully, I'll get a brace made and we'll see how it progresses from there.''
Surgery is not expected, he said.
Tucker had one goal and four assists in the team's nine games.
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