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Van Ryn expected to undergo knee surgery that may end his NHL career

It keeps getting worse for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

According to a report from Canadian sports network TSN, defenseman Mike Van Ryn, acquired in 2008 in the Bryan McCabe trade, is expected to announce he will undergo extensive knee surgery that may end his NHL career.

Van Ryn, 30, has yet to play a game this season and sat out the final 16 games of last seaspn with a torn MCL. A first round pick of New Jersey’s in 1998, Van Ryan has endured an injury-plagued career in which he has played 353 games. He managed to play 50 games in a season only three times, all with Florida, and only suited up for 27 games as a member of the Maple Leafs.

The London Ont., native scored 30 goals and 129 points with St. Louis, Florida and Toronto over a seven-year career.


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