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Leafs Place Marner on Injured Reserve; Gauthier Recalled from Marlies

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Leafs Place Marner on Injured Reserve; Gauthier Recalled from Marlies

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Leafs place Marner on IR; Gauthier recalled

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TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs won't have Mitch Marner for at least one more game, but when exactly the 19-year-old rookie returns is unclear.

Marner was placed on injured reserve Tuesday morning, meaning the earliest he can come back from a suspected right shoulder injury is Thursday night against the New York Rangers. Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said Marner was day-to-day when asked about his timeline for return.

"So what does that usually mean? Ten days," Babcock said ahead of a meeting with the Winnipeg Jets, the third straight game Marner will sit out. "That's why they have these doctors and these trainers is because the coach and the player would be playing today. But they don't let us get involved in the equation and we save ourselves from ourselves. …

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