Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman tears ACL, will undergo surgery

Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman will have surgery Monday after the team announced he tore his ACL during Toronto’s playoff series against the Bruins.

According to the team, he’s expected to be out at least six months.

The announcement comes as a surprise, given Hyman played throughout the series. It’s unclear when he sustained the injury, but he wasn’t at the team’s morning skate before Game 7 on Tuesday night.

Hyman, 26, set career highs in goals (21) and points (41) this season in 71 games. However, he was quiet during the team’s first-round series, scoring just one goal. Now it appears the injury could have been the culprit behind his subdued performance.

Toronto was ousted out of the playoffs by Boston when the Bruins took Game 7, 5-1.