Never a dull moment lately. Just as the Leafs neared having a full roster to work with with, the biggest hit imaginable strikes, and Auston Matthews will be out, likely for the next five days…
Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews and assistant coach Dean Chynoweth will not participate in today’s practice for precautionary reasons.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 3, 2022
Sheldon Keefe said Auston Matthews and Dean Chynoweth both tested positive on their rapid antigen tests but they are awaiting results of their PCR tests.
— Joshua Kloke (@joshuakloke) January 3, 2022
There’s a very strong chance that the PCR tests will validate when the rapid tests showed, and we’ll be looking at Matthews out until January 8th. If he’s symptom free and the PCR test results arrive soon enough, that could put him in the game against the Avs on Saturday night. If not, his return will be Tuesday against Vegas. Hoping this stays on the precautionary or asymptomatic side of things for both Chynoweth and Matthews.
With Matthews out, the Leafs ran some new lines at practice…
#Leafs forward lines at practice Jan. 3/22
— David Alter (@dalter) January 3, 2022
Pretty much what you’d expect to see here, as Tavares …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation