Well. The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Calgary Flames tonight, but they do so down three key players from their squad. The news out of Toronto this morning is that all three of Joe Thornton, Zach Hyman, and Jake Muzzin are out for tonight’s game. While Jumbo and Hyman are listed as day-to-day, Muzzin apparently has a broken bone in his face and his timeline for return is uncertain.
Sheldon Keefe on #Leafs lineup changes:
Hyman out (day-to-day), Jake Muzzin out (broken bone in his face, will miss time, needs full shield upon return), Joe Thornton out (day-to-day)
Barabanov, Lehtonen and Petan in
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) February 22, 2021
If you take a look at this image that shows wear and tear on the Leafs roster (from TLN’s brilliant Mark Norman’s stats pack) you can understand why someone like Hyman might need a breather. You might also wonder how Jake Muzzin has lasted this long without a serious injury:
While today should feel like a pretty good day for Leafs Nation, coming off a third consecutive win and riding a four game point streak, the injury news from morning skate certainly puts a damper on things. If …
Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation