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Auston Matthews to have MRI for suspected shoulder injury: report

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After a hit in the Thursday night game against the Islanders, Matthews missed the overtime and shootout, and is now unlikely to play tomorrow.

NHL: New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Auston Matthews made an impact in the game last night by scoring the goal that tied the game. Not long after, he was the receiver of a double-impact.

You can see the goal and the hit in the condensed game beginning at the six-minute mark:

You see Matthews leaving the ice in the video above, and he’s obviously got a shoulder injury. With practice set to begin in twenty minutes today, we’ll update with whatever official details get added, which won’t be much.

Edited to add the practice lines:

Now, everyone, remember this is Troll Master Flash Mike Babcock here, he could play any configuration that is nothing like this against Boston tomorrow.

Edited to add the official word:

Other reporters said the Leafs will have more information tomorrow.

So to remind everyone, the 23-man roster limit remains in place until after the trade deadline, and the Leafs will have left for Tampa before the deadline on Monday. We can assume they will travel Sunday.

This means if they wish to call up a player to have available (or acquire an extra via trade) they may place Matthews on IR to make space for a day, but otherwise, there’s no need to go that route even if he will be out for at least a week.