clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Monday’s FTB: Awaiting the update on Auston Matthews

New, comments

Please not too long, please not too long!

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a roller coaster of emotion for Leafs fans this weekend. A Leviathan of reaction if you will.

The Leafs had a strong showing against the Winnipeg Jets in Wednesday night’s match and looked to continue it on Hockey Night in Canada. They fell to an early deficit during the game and even though they walked away with another win, they lost Auston Matthews to a shoulder injury (yes shoulder, NOT collarbone).

Babcock lightened some of the negativity amongst the fanbase after practice, giving a quick sort of update on his status.

But he’s always one to harp on how he isn’t a doctor so we won’t know until it’s announced as to how long the Leafs will be Matthews-less. For now, the team will have to settle for only having two star centremen instead of three. It’s a tragedy really...

Matthews missed a total of 20 games last season because of a shoulder injury and concussion in separate events. He was still able to finish with an impressive offensive total, but the length of this injury could cut into his bid for being the first Leaf to score 50 goals since Dave Andreychuk in 1994.

Or he could return and light up the league anyway. I wouldn’t put it past him at this point.

In Case You Missed It

Maple Leafs European Prospect Report: More Pontus Holmberg scoring this week - Pension Plan Puppets
Pontus Holmberg keeps drawing attention his way.

Toronto Maple Leafs Podcast - Back to Excited Episode 36 - Pension Plan Puppets
We discuss the Leafs - Jets home and home, Matthews’ injury, and more

CWHL Recap: Toronto Furies swept 7-0 by Canadiennes de Montréal - Pension Plan Puppets
Maschmeyer stood tall and a number of Montréal rookies got their first CWHL goals.

Around the Hockey World

Hahahaha....haha...something like this is going to happen in the playoffs and then the entire league, along with Twitter, is going to go up in flames.

Facts of Life, Jets edition - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets need to just put their work boots on and play.

It’s Been Time to Give Korpisalo a Serious Look - The Cannon
Sergei Bobrovsky has struggled; Joonas Korpisalo has largely been an unknown. A look into the ugly numbers to start the season, and how the time is now to find out just what Korpisalo can do.

New-look Maple Leafs equipped to compete in Matthews' absence - Sportsnet.ca
The Leafs were anointed contenders this summer because they entered the season with three players that might each be labelled a No. 1 centre elsewhere. Now they must make due with just two of them while Matthews recovers.