Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs in a press conference.
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Auston Matthews not at Leafs' morning skate

Published March 28, 2024 at 11:41

Auston Matthews was notably absent from today's morning skate as the Toronto Maple Leafs prepare for tonight's game against the Washington Capitals.

New updates from David Alter and Mark Masters shed light on the situation.

Maple Leafs Vs. Capitals: Auston Matthews misses the morning skate but could still play tonight.

In the past few weeks, health issues forced Mitch Marner, Tyler Bertuzzi, and Morgan Rielly to miss games, and for a little while, it looked like the same thing would happen to Matthews.

"As Leafs morning skate begins, Auston Matthews is absent. "

Without Matthews, the team's top six is a lot thiner than usual. Fortunately, a new update from Mark Masters suggests that Matthews could still play tonight:

"This alignment at Leafs morning skate suggests Auston Matthews is likely to play

Mitch Marner, who is not playing, filling in on the top line."

It's been just over a week since the Leafs' 7-3 win over the Capitals, and the two teams are ready for their rematch tonight in Toronto.

Since that game, the Capitals have won all their starts, against the Jets, Hurricanes and Red Wings, while the Leafs have struggled, losing two of their last three, including an embarassing loss and general effort against the Devils on Tuesday.

Needless to say that the Leafs' resilience will be tested. We should see if they're able to pull off an amazing night after a tough loss, possibly without their star player.

Updates will follow.

Who do you think will win?

Source: Hockey Patrol - Matthews missing at Maple Leafs practice today
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Auston Matthews not at Leafs' morning skate

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