Sports Toronto star Auston Matthews won't play as Leafs face Oilers

23:21  27 february  2021
23:21  27 february  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has finally addressed the recently-publicized charges of disorderly conduct against him, stemming from an incident in which he showed his butt to a female security guard. The 22-year-old American NHL star , who joined the Leafs in 2016, was scheduled If convicted of disorderly conduct in Arizona, Matthews could face up to six months in jail and a ,500 fine. "I regret any of my actions that put a distraction on the team or distress on any individual. I take a lot of pride in preparing for the season and representing the Toronto Maple Leafs as best I can," said

Star centre Auston Matthews , however, isn’ t a lock to face Connor McDavid and the Oilers after missing Friday’s practice with a right wrist injury. One month ago, the Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk land heavily on Campbell in a goalmouth scramble. The netminder finished that game, but has I feel real confident in my body and ready to perform.” It was a good news day for the most part on the injury front, with forward Joe Thornton (ribs) and defenceman Jake Muzzin (broken facial bone) and now considered game-time decisions along with Matthews , who aggravated his wrist in a collision early in

EDMONTON — The Maple Leafs will be without star centre Auston Matthews when they take on the Edmonton Oilers Saturday.

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Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe says Matthews won't play due to a wrist injury that he's been dealing with for much of the year.

Matthews has 31 points (18 goals, 13 assists) in 20 games for the Leafs this season.

Toronto (15-4-2) will get some other key pieces back in the lineup — forward Joe Thornton returns from a lower-body injury, defenceman Jake Muzzin slots back in after missing two games with a facial fracture and goalie Jack Campbell is available after dealing with a leg injury.

The Leafs currently sit atop the all-Canadian North Division, but the Oilers (14-8-0) are just four points back.

Saturday's game kicks off a three-game series between Edmonton and Toronto.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 27, 2021.

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TORONTO — Auston Matthews clearly isn't at 100 per cent. Bothered by a troublesome injury to his right wrist and hand, the Maple Leafs' best player has missed three games this season, doesn't have the usual ferocious shot, and sat out practice earlier this week. Whatever pain he's feeling, it hasn't stopped him producing moments of brilliance. Matthews scored his league-leading 21st goal of the campaign 59 seconds into overtime Thursday as Toronto defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 to snap a three-game losing streak.

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