Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

May 4, 2024 2:14 pm

Leafs’ Auston Matthews appears doubtful for Game 7

AUSTON matthews

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t announced forward Auston Matthews’ status for Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, but it appears he won’t play.

The game is set for Saturday night in Boston.

The Athletic reported Saturday that Matthews participated in his team’s morning skate but only spent about 15 minutes on the ice and “still looked limited physically.”

Matthews played through an undisclosed illness in Game 3 and attempted to do the same in Game 4 but did not take the ice in the third period of Toronto’s 3-1 loss. He reportedly suffered an undisclosed injury in that game.

While coach Sheldon Keefe said Matthews was “progressing,” he sounded doubtful that his star would be available for Toronto’s third straight elimination game.

“As of right now, we’re proceeding as we’ve been,” Keefe said.

The Maple Leafs stayed in the series Thursday when William Nylander scored both goals in Toronto’s 2-1 victory in Game 6 on home ice.

Matthews had a goal and two assists in Toronto’s 3-2 win in Game 2, accounting for all three of his points in the series.

Matthews, 26, led the NHL with a career-high 69 goals and tallied 107 points in the 2023-24 season. The 2021-22 Hart Trophy winner has 649 points (368 goals, 281 assists) in 562 games since being drafted No. 1 overall by the Maple Leafs in 2016.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Reds, Dodgers
May 18, 2024 11:31 pm

Dodgers blank Reds in Walker Buehler’s first win in 2 years

Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings in his third start in nearly two years, Freddie Freeman had an RBI and two runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers earned a 4-0…

Rangers, Angels
May 18, 2024 11:27 pm

Rangers edge Angels in 13 innings on walk-off HBP

Travis Jankowski scored the winning run in the 13th inning as the Texas Rangers rallied for a 3-2 win against the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. Jankowski was the…

Tigers, Diamondbacks
May 18, 2024 11:21 pm

Tigers use 6-run inning to topple Diamondbacks

Wenceel Perez drove in four runs, including a three-run triple, and the visiting Detroit Tigers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Saturday night. Perez’s big hit highlighted a six-run seventh….

More News News

Reds, Dodgers
May 18, 2024 11:31 pm

Dodgers blank Reds in Walker Buehler’s first win in 2 years

Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings in his third start in nearly two years, Freddie Freeman had an RBI and two runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers earned a 4-0…

Rangers, Angels
May 18, 2024 11:27 pm

Rangers edge Angels in 13 innings on walk-off HBP

Tigers, Diamondbacks
May 18, 2024 11:21 pm

Tigers use 6-run inning to topple Diamondbacks

FC Dallas, Dynamo
May 18, 2024 11:12 pm

FC Dallas, Dynamo settle for 1-1 draw

Timbers, Minnesota United
May 18, 2024 11:10 pm

Loons rally, hold off Timbers for 2-1 win

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds