Toronto’s Spooner is out for the rest of the PWHL playoffs with a knee injury

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TORONTO (AP) — Toronto’s Natalie Spooner will miss the rest of the Professional Women’s Hockey League playoffs because of a knee injury.

The team put the league’s regular-season leading scorer on long-term injured reserve Wednesday after Spooner was injured during a collision with Minnesota’s Grace Zumwinkle during Game 3 of the teams’ semifinal series on Monday. After delivering a clean hit, Zumwinkle appeared to fall awkwardly on the right knee of Spooner, who crawled off the ice and onto the bench before limping down the tunnel in pain.

Spooner, 33, led the PWHL in its inaugural season with 20 goals and 27 points in 24 games. Her 20 goals were nine more than...

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