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BREAKING: Maple Leafs Organization Receives Tough News on Their Star Player

Published January 11, 2023 at 1:34 PM

Due to an injury, Auston Matthews will miss tonights game against the Nashville Predators. The Maple Leafs are refusing to give nay info on what the injury is, which is raising concerns. 

"I'd say he's just day-to-day, obviously he's out there putting in lots of work and all that so he's clearly not too far away. He's improving daily so we'll see where he's at for tomorrow,» Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said, adding the injury is something that's been «lingering for a while.»

The team, the fan base, and Auston Matthews are all definitely concerned about this. Although "lingering for a while" is never a good indication, we hope he can take the necessary time off to ensure his health is good before returning, similar to what the Blackhawks are doing with Patrick Kane and his ''lingering'' injury right now.

The Maple Leafs announced a roster move in response to the news of Matthews' injury; Bobby McMann has been recalled and will make his NHL debut.

"Any time you've got a guy playing in his first game, you try not to overwhelm too much. There's enough going on as it is. He's at his best when he's moving his feet and skating. Big, strong guy. He's found a way to really make his mark very quickly at the AHL level,» Keefe said of the 26-year-old McMann.

«He's an older guy coming out of college and all those kinds of things. Doesn't have a great deal of experience at the pro level yet that didn't faze him in adjusting to the AHL. He's now had a camp and some exhibition games with us. The hope is he can make an impact right away, but we'll of course be patient with him. It's a great opportunity for a player like him that has really stayed with it, worked incredibly hard, been a valuable member of the organization and gets rewarded for it tonight.»

Source: Bladesofsteel
January 11   |   88 answers
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