Maple Leafs Star Matthews To Miss Start Of Season

Toronto Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews is expected to miss the start of training camp for the Toronto Maple Leafs after having wrist surgery this past Friday.

The Scottsdale Arizona native is expected to be out of the Leafs lineup for a minimum of five weeks. Toronto did not specify which wrist Matthews had surgery on, but he dealt with a right wrist injury for most of last season.

On the plus side, he has scored 41 goals to go with 66 points in 52 games played last year. He also won the Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy as the leader in goals scored as well as earning a nomination for the Hart Memorial Trophy though he would lose to Connor McDavid.

In 334 games played, Auston Matthews has scored 199 goals, 152 assists and 351 points all with the Toronto Maple Leafs and he is one goal away from the 200th of his career.

2021-08-13 20:40CBSWristProbable for start of season
2021-04-18 17:10USAWristprobable: Matthews missed the last game with a wrist injury, but it is projected that he will take the ice Sunday versus the Canucks..
2020-01-27 02:10ESPNWristMatthews (wrist) participated in Sunday’s practice, Mark Masters of reports.
2018-11-29 03:10ESPNShoulderMatthews (shoulder) will be in action versus the Sharks on Wednesday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
2018-11-16 03:10ESPNShoulderMatthews (shoulder) skated with his team Thursday, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs’ official site reports. This marks the first time he’s done so since sustaining the injury in an Oct. 27 contest against the Jets.
2018-11-07 03:10ESPNShoulderMatthews (shoulder) was back on the ice ahead of Monday’s practice, shooting pucks while being observed by team trainers and Toronto’s assistant athletic therapist, Kristen Shilton of reports.
2018-10-30 03:10ESPNShoulderMatthews (shoulder) will not require surgery to repair his injured left shoulder, Kristen Shilton of reports.
2018-03-22 03:10ESPNShoulderMatthews (shoulder) feels like he could play, but an official determination on his readiness for game action won’t be made until Thursday, Mark Masters of TSN.careports.
2018-03-13 03:10ESPNShoulderMatthews (shoulder) will not return ahead of Wednesday’s matchup with the Stars, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic Toronto reports.
2018-03-04 03:10ESPNShoulderMatthews won’t play Saturday against Washington, but he’s progressing in his recovery from an apparent shoulder injury, TSN reports.
2018-02-24 03:10ESPNShoulderPer head coach Mike Babcock, Matthews (shoulder) is day-to-day and will be out “for a bit”, David Alter of The Canadian Press reports.
2017-12-23 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMatthews (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday’s road game against the Rangers, Kristen Shilton of reports.
2017-12-14 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMatthews (upper body) will not be in action versus Minnesota on Thursday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
2017-11-19 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMatthews (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday’s road contest against the Canadiens, the Toronto Star reports.
2017-11-11 03:10ESPNUpper BodyMatthews (upper body) will not accompany the Leafs when they travel to Boston for Saturday’s game against the Bruins, reports.
2017-09-08 00:10ESPNNoseMatthews was scheduled to appear in a player media event in New York but was diagnosed with the flu, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.