Helsinki IFK, which plays in the Finnish Ice Hockey League, told more information about two of its players who got sick in last Friday's training match.

HIFK lost 4–3 to Luko in extra time in Friday's practice match.

The Helsinki team says on its website that Ville Leskinen was injured in the opening round and is currently on the sidelines for 2-3 months from the games.

Micke-Max Åsten was injured in the final round and is out of lineup for an estimated six weeks.

Especially 26-year-old Leskinen's long absence will certainly cut the line-up of HIFK.

The fly farm moved to red shirts in the middle of last season from the Swedish Färjestad BK.

The winger had time to score 24 power points for HIFK in 22 matches before the corona pandemic.

Leskinen has won Finnish Championship gold in Kärpi in the spring of 2018 and silver in the spring of 2019. In addition, he was winning gold for the Young Lions at the 2014 World Championships under 20 years of age.

In the period 2018–2019, Leskinen was second on the Finnish Champions League points exchange, when the power of 29 + 28 = 57 was achieved in 58 regular season matches.

Micke-Max Åsten, 28, known for his hard grips, has represented HIFK at the level of the Finnish Championship League for eight years.

Longtime HIFK player Micke-Max Åsten was also injured in last Friday's training match. Photo: Mikko Stig / Lehtikuva