NHL Buzz: Matthews to Maple Leafs for undisclosed injury

NHL Buzz: Matthews to Maple Leafs for undisclosed injury

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Auston Matthews was unable to play Wednesday for the Maple Leafs against the Nashville Predators due to an undisclosed injury.

Matthews was not able to practice Tuesday, but he did take part in an optional morning skating session.

Sheldon Keefe, Toronto’s coach said that he would only call him day-to-day. He’s not far off, he’s still out there working hard and all that. He’s getting better every day, so we will see his progress tomorrow against the Detroit Red Wings.

Matthews played his last game Sunday against the Philadelphia Flyers, scoring a goal with four shots and putting in 17:29 minutes of ice.

Keefe stated that the injury did not occur against Flyers, but that it had been “lingering for awhile.”

Matthews is on a 5-game streak with points (three goals and four assists), and now has 47 points in 41 games (20 goals, 27 assist). This was his first missed game of the season.

William Nylander Matthews will be replaced on the left-hand side by a player who moves from the right wing to the center. Michael Bunting Right wing and left wing Pierre Engvall Against the Predators

Foregoing Bobby McMannOn Tuesday, he was called up from Toronto by the American Hockey League and made his NHL debut playing on a left-wing line. Alexander Kerfoot And the center David Kampf. McMann scored 15 points in 17 AHL games this season, eight goals and seven assists. Dave McCarthy

Chicago Blackhawks

Patrick Kane While he skated Wednesday with his coaches, it is not likely that he will be available to coach the Blackhawks on Thursday when they take on the Colorado Avalanche at United Center (8:30 pm). ET; NBCSCH., ALT. ESPN+, SN NOW

“I believe we got this far so I think our decision was probably right, so why not push it?” Luke Richardson, Chicago’s coach said. Luke Richardson, Chicago coach, said, “We took this week off for rest. If he requires another day, he can take it.”

“For me, I am hopeful [Kane plays] Saturday against the Seattle Kraken, probably not tomorrow. At this stage, it’s day-by-day. It’s not a major issue, I think. If he isn’t feeling well, it doesn’t make sense to play him at 50%.

Kane had been on the ice at least 20 minutes before practice began, but he left Wednesday morning. Kane has missed two of the last games. This was Kane’s first missed game because of injury since his fractured clavicle on February 24, 2015. He also missed most of the regular season due to that incident.

According to the forward, he suffered a lower-body injury from a San Jose Sharks hit forward Evgeny Svechnikov January 1., Chicago: Loss of 5-2

In 37 games, he has scored 27 points, including seven goals and 20 assists. He is second in Blackhawks forward scoring. Max DomiIn 39 games, he scored 28 goals and 16 assists.

Goalie Petr Mrazek The Blackhawks will face off against the Avalanche. Goalie Alex Stalock His second consecutive practice was missed due to a non-COVID-related illness. Jaxson Stauber Rockford, American Hockey League. Tracey Mister

New York Rangers

Chris Kreider Will not be playing for the Rangers in the Dallas Stars game on Thursday (7:05 p.m. ET; MSG. BSSW. ESPN+. SN NOW.

In the third period, the forward was ejected by the Minnesota Wild in a shootout 4-3 win. In 42 games, he has scored 30 goals and 11 assists.

Gerard Gallant, New York’s coach said that he does not believe the injury will last long and that Kreider would be evaluated in a couple of days.

Alexis Lafreniere Kreider will be taking Kreider’s place at the top of the line Mika Zibanejad And Kaapo Kakko On Thursday.

Rangers won Jake Leschyshyn On Tuesday, the waivers were removed. In 22 games this season, the forward didn’t score a goal with Vegas Golden Knights. As a rookie, Leschyshyn scored six goals and four assists in 41 games.

Dallas Stars

Roope Hintz Due to an injury in the upper body, he will not be able to play against the Rangers Stars on Thursday.

For the two-game trip to New York Islanders, where the forward was not allowed to travel, the shootout victory against New York Islanders on Tuesday was the first.

It’s not a long-term concern for me, but [he’s] Not with us,” Dallas coach Peter DeBoer stated Tuesday.

Hintz suffered the injury in the second period of Sunday’s 5-1 victory against the Panthers. Hintz currently ranks second in the Stars’ scoring with 44 points (25 goals and 25 assists).

Hintz will be replaced by Tyler Seguin As the first-line centre, I started the match against the Islanders.

Everyone has to deal with injuries. You know the person’s misery and it’s up to you to help them. [is] DeBoer stated that someone could have another chance. He is not overpowered by this situation. “You’re not putting a young man up there who hasn’t been there before.” Denis P. Gorman

Colorado Avalanche

Denis Malgin Is out of work week-to-week with an upper body injury.

After suffering an injury to his upper body, the forward was unable to play against the Edmonton Oilers in the 3-2 overtime victory on January 5.

Malgin was traded to the Maple Leafs Dec. 19. He has only one assist in seven Avalanche games. In 30 games, he has scored five goals and three assists.

Jared Bednar, Colorado’s coach said this Valeri NichushkinDue to ongoing issues with his ankle, he was not able to travel with the team to the two-game road game. On Tuesday, the Avalanche lost 5-4 to the Panthers. This was the seventh consecutive game that the forward had missed.

Bednar stated, “We are just letting the ankle heal.”

The Defenseman Josh Manson (lower body), rushed to Tuesday’s morning skate in an orange non-contact jersey and defenseman. Bowen Byram (lower body), has taken up skating by himself. Both have not set a timetable for their return. Ryan Boulding

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