News and Notes: Tavares and Kaše miss practice, Holl back in Leafs lineup on Wednesday

The Leafs’ day began with Jack Campbell and Joseph Woll getting some work with goalie coach Steve Briere. Before and after, players such as Joey Anderson, Kirill Semyonov, Justin Holl, and a few others stepped onto the ice for extra work.
It was then time to shift over to the Leafs’ rink, which is where we got some news:

No sign of John Tavares at #leafs practice… Nick Ritchie wearing Top 6 blue (with Alex Kerfoot, Mitch Marner) … The rest, including Anderson and Semyonov, present and accounted for
— Kevin McGran (@kevin_mcgran) November 9, 2021

John Tavares was one of two players missing from today’s practice. The other player absent was Ondřej Kaše.
It’s been a recent trend for Kaše to miss practices because of being banged up. What usually happens is, similar to Campbell, he’d be ready for the game. That’s all that matters.
In terms of Tavares, though, his absence could be some cause for concern. Sheldon Keefe says they’re both day-to-day and will be with the team on their road trip to Philadelphia.

Sheldon Keefe says both Tavares and Kase are banged up and day-to-day. Both will travel to Philly and will …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

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