Rielly is missing in action and updates on Hyman and Dermott

Here’s a fun and loaded tweet to start your morning…

Morgan Rielly absent from this morning’s skate. Travis Dermott and Zach Hyman looking like they’re very close to returning. #LeafsForever
— Paul Hendrick (@HennyTweets) October 24, 2019
So, practice is still going on as I write this and we have no idea if it’s a maintenance day, a chance for Babcock to explore what a Dermott and Ceci third pairing looks like before he recalls Sandin to play with Rielly, or if Morgan Rielly has been dealt for Evgeni Malkin, no matter what, it’s time to panic and assume the worst because any absence seems like it should equate to a long term injury that will end all our hopes and dreams.
Ahhhh, sweet, sweet, hyperbole.
Like I said above, Morgan Rielly is likely a little banged up or has to return some videotapess, and we’re making much to do about nothing
The Good News!!!
Dermott and Hyman looking very close to returning is something we should all be able to get behind. Whether it’s the top pairing or the bottom one, Travis Dermott is going to provide a much needed upgrade to the Leafs defense. …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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