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Toronto Sun 16 hours ago

No Matthews, no problem for Leafs

As much as Mitch Marner and the Maple Leafs miss Auston Matthews, they have a couple of other first overall NHL picks to plug in when he’s hurt. Though the past few weeks have been hard on John Tavares, he has played some good hockey with Matthews out. With two assists Saturday night between Marner and the returning Joe Thornton, the captain led a parade of Leafs stepping up on both sides of...
Toronto Star 23 hours ago
Injured Auston Matthews out for Maple Leafs’ first of three road dates with Connor McDavid’s Oilers

Injured Auston Matthews out for Maple Leafs’ first of three road dates with Connor McDavid’s Oilers

However, goalie Jack Campbell, defenceman Jake Muzzin and forward Joe Thornton will be back in the Leafs lineup after injury layoffs.
Toronto Sun Feb 26, 2021

Some injured Maple Leafs will be back vs. Oilers

The most daunting road trip of the Maple Leafs season begins against a challenger to their top division seed, which boasts the league’s two top scorers while Toronto could be missing it’s goal leader. But the Leafs headed West to Edmonton for five games in eight nights starting Saturday on an optimistic note. Coach Sheldon Keefe should have defenceman Jake Muzzin and winger Joe Thornton returning from injury, while it appears No. 2 goalie Jack Campbell will be back after...
Toronto Sun Feb 23, 2021

Injured Leafs remain day to day; Fraser returns in diversity role; Babcock in defence mode

The list of absentees grew for the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. If you’re looking for positives, one takeaway is that coach Sheldon Keefe continued to report that four integral pieces — goalie Frederik Andersen, defenceman Jake Muzzin and forwards Zach Hyman and Joe Thornton — remain day to day. None of the four practised at...
Editor In Leaf Feb 23, 2021

Maple Leafs: Kyle Dubas Gets Full Credit as Injuries Aren’t Too Concerning

If there is one thing the Toronto Maple Leafs proved last night, it’s that they are in fact the NHL’s deepest team. They iced a lineup that was absent Joe Thornton, Zach Hyman, Wayne Simmonds, Jake Muzzin and their starting goalie, Freddie Andersen.  The Toronto Maple Leafs responded with one of their best games of […] Maple Leafs: Kyle Dubas Gets Full Credit as Injuries Aren’t Too Concerning - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Sun Feb 22, 2021

Maple Leafs hit with injuries as club looks to set franchise record for best 20-game start

No Jake Muzzin, no Zach Hyman, no Joe Thornton. The Maple Leafs will be without three integral players on Monday night when they open a two-game set against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Arena. Muzzin suffered a broken bone in his face against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, while Hyman was in some pain for the second time in as many games he has played after blocking a shot. ...
Sportsnet.ca Feb 21, 2021
20 NHL Fantasy Thoughts: Joe Thornton gains value on Maple Leafs’ top line

20 NHL Fantasy Thoughts: Joe Thornton gains value on Maple Leafs’ top line

Joe Thornton has nine points in nine games, Jason Spezza has 11 in 18, Dustin Brown is top-10 in league goal scoring and Mike Smith is 4-0-0 with a 1.83 goals-against average and .940 save percentage. That Zdeno Chara guy has been no slouch either. Whatever is happening, it’s been fun to watch all these veterans find the fountain of youth again this season. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Toronto Sun Feb 21, 2021

SIMMONS: Leafs plan for Jumbo Joe working out better than expected

Before the Maple Leafs determined they wanted to take a run at Joe Thornton, they came up with a plan of how they thought they could best utilize the future Hall of Fame player. GM Kyle Dubas and his handpicked coach, Sheldon Keefe, met numerous times before determining they would try Thornton on the wing, on a line with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, in something of a limited way. They would sell him on that premise and first power-play time time when looking to sign...
Toronto Sun Feb 19, 2021

KOSHAN: Maple Leafs' Thornton using his big body and smarts to be a top-line fit with Matthews, Marner

Auston Matthews wasn’t sure how Joe Thornton was going to fit with him and Mitch Marner. “I didn’t know how it was going to go, to be honest,” the Maple Leafs’ superstar centre said. “But I’ve watched him play for a really long time, he has been in the league forever. “It’s just easy to play with him and me...
Sportsnet.ca Feb 19, 2021
Joe Thornton playing key role in Maple Leafs’ success since return

Joe Thornton playing key role in Maple Leafs’ success since return

Hockey players are a different breed and they don’t make too many like Joe Thornton. He became the oldest player in franchise history to register a three-point night during a 7-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators and he needed only the first period to do it. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Toronto Star Feb 15, 2021
Maple Leafs melt down on home ice against Senators

Maple Leafs melt down on home ice against Senators

Up 5-1, the Leafs cough up five answered goals and lose in overtime in Joe Thornton’s return, spoiling another big night by Auston Matthews.
Toronto Sun Feb 14, 2021

Leaf changes in store for Ottawa

Sheldon Keefe has a couple of reunions in mind for Family Day. And the timing couldn’t be better for the Maple Leafs, some of whom need a lift after a bad outing Saturday ended their four-game win streak, ahead of the first of three straight home games against the Ottawa Senators Monday. Joe Thornton looks ready to return...
Toronto Star Feb 14, 2021
‘No restrictions.’ Jumbo Joe Thornton returns to the Maple Leafs lineup

‘No restrictions.’ Jumbo Joe Thornton returns to the Maple Leafs lineup

Joe Thornton, who practised with the club Sunday, suffered a rib-cage injury that forced him to miss the last 10 games. He said he felt fine after Sunday’s workout, wearing extra padding to protect the injured area.
Editor In Leaf Feb 13, 2021

Toronto Maple Leafs: Looking Into Every Option with Freddie Andersen

The Toronto Maple Leafs have gotten off to an incredible start to their 2020-21 season. Sitting at 11-2-1 atop the North Division and the NHL standings, all things seem to be breaking right for this Toronto Maple Leafs team right now. Save for a stretch of bad luck injuries to locker room favourites Joe Thornton, […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Looking Into Every Option with Freddie Andersen - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pension Plan Puppets Feb 8, 2021
Maple Leafs Injury Report: it’s a good news/bad news situation

Maple Leafs Injury Report: it’s a good news/bad news situation

Photo by Claus Andersen/ Some players look ready to return, but can they rejoin the roster? While we await official word on how bad Wayne Simmonds is after taking a puck off the hand in Saturday’s game, some other players are making an appearance at practice ahead of tonight’s game. Nick Robertson, Joe Thornton and Travis Dermott all appeared for the skills portion of morning skate. Then Thornton joined line rushes: #Leafs lines at morning...

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