Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe says Auston Matthews will miss a second straight game.
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The sniper will therefore not be in the training of his team against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Arena.
Matthews suffers from an injury that his trainer did not want to identify.
“I was told he was feeling very well. Despite this, a little more time will benefit him even more. That’s what we’re going to give him, ”said Keefe during the press conference following the morning exercise of his family.
The 24-year-old center sits atop the National League scoring charts with 58 goals in 70 games so far in 2021-22. He has four more goals than Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl.
Matthews could return soon, however, as Keefe has indicated who will be on his family’s next trip. The Leafs face the Lightning in Tampa on Thursday, the Panthers in Florida on Saturday and the Capitals in Washington on Sunday.
Meanwhile, defensemen Jake Muzzin and Rasmus Sandin won’t be able to return against the Flyers. The first will however be on the next journey, while the second will remain in the Queen City.