Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly will miss a minimum of eight weeks after sustaining a fractured foot Sunday against the Florida Panthers, the team announced Monday. 

He briefly left Sunday's game in the first period after blocking an Aleksander Barkov shot, but returned to the ice and went on to play more than 21 minutes in the club's 8-4 loss.

Rielly leads all Toronto defensemen in points (27), shots (122), and average ice time (24:15). He finished fifth in Norris Trophy voting last season after racking up a career-high 20 goals and 72 points.