Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Stephane Robidas is watching the start of the season from the sidelines as he attempts to heal from nagging injuries to his leg and groin. At 38 years old, however, Robidas's struggles to stay healthy could have a dire effect on his career.
Robidas's 52 games last season was his highest games played total since 2011-12, when he played in 75 games with the Dallas Stars. Although he was named an alternate captain for the Maple Leafs almost immediately upon his arrival in Toronto last season, Robidas did not impress much on the ice and saw his season end early due to a shoulder injury.
Maple Leafs defenceman Stephane Robidas may also be facing a harsh reality. The 38 year old has been hampered by soreness in his leg and groin, the same leg he's broken twice during his career. Always the gamer, Robidas intends on continuing to try and get healthy over the next few weeks. However, if the leg doesn't respond, he plans on re-evaluating his future.