Leafs forward Stajan out at least a week after being struck by soccer ball

WASHINGTON – The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without forward Matt Stajan for at least a week after he was struck in the right eye with a soccer ball during a pre-practice warmup.

Stajan suffered a hyphema, caused by a pooling of blood, in his right eye when he was struck during a warmup exercise Saturday. Burke said the injury is not serious and expected Stajan to be out one to two weeks while fluid drains from the eye.

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Burke said warmup exercise routines will not change because of the injury.

“I’m not going to eliminate soccer (warmups) because one guy gets a ball in the eye,” Burke said.