Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Leafs Star Matthews to Miss Game against Wild with Lingering Injury

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Leafs Star Matthews to Miss Game against Wild with Lingering Injury

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Leafs star Matthews out against Wild

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Toronto forward Auston Matthews will miss his first NHL game on Wednesday night when the Maple Leafs host the Minnesota Wild.

Matthews is listed day-to-day with an upper-body injury after appearing to play in some discomfort earlier in the week. His status became questionable when he missed Tuesday's practice.

The 20-year-old centre originally left Monday's game-day skate early but still suited up that night against the Vegas Golden Knights, picking up an assist in a 4-3 shootout win.

Matthews has played in 98 straight regular-season games since Toronto drafted him first overall in 2016, including all 82 in his Calder Trophy winning campaign last year.

He leads the team this season with 10 goals and 19 points in 16 games.

Matthews was asked about his issue after Monday's win against Vegas and said what was bothering him at the time wasn't enough to keep him out of the lineup. …

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