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Maple Leafs top Senators 4-1 but lose Mikheyev to injury in pre-season finale

TORONTO — Just as captain John Tavares put an exclamation point on his pre-season to erase any doubt about his full recovery from his scary playoff injury, another question cropped up with the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Ilya Mikheyev, the left wing on Tavares' second line, suffered a hand injury late in the first period of the Maple Leafs' 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe classified Mikheyev's injury as "not short term." Keefe said more on the seriousness of the setback would be known on Monday.

Mikheyev fell awkwardly on both hands when he was knocked down to the ice by Senators defenceman Dillon Heatherington.