Nicholas Robertson will be out at least four weeks for the Toronto Maple Leafs with a knee injury.
The 19-year-old forward left his NHL regular-season debut in the first period of a 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Jan. 16.
“Better than we thought,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said about Robertson’s timeline.
The Maple Leafs (2-1-0) play the Winnipeg Jets (1-0-0) at Scotiabank Arena on Monday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, SNO, TSN3, NHL.TV).
Robertson, a second-round pick (No. 53) in the 2019 NHL Draft, scored in his NHL debut, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers on Aug. 2. He was the first 18-year-old with a postseason goal for the Maple Leafs since Ted Kennedy on March 28, 1944.