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Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs Take a Deep Breath with Auston Matthews Injury

The last thing that the Toronto Maple Leafs wanted to learn was that Auston Matthews was hurt. Though that’s the case, it shouldn’t be too worrisome. Just when the Toronto Maple Leafs thought their injury woes couldn’t get any worse, they did. This time it is their superstar center, Auston Matthews, who will be out […] Toronto Maple Leafs Take a Deep Breath with Auston Matthews Injury - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Last Word on Hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews To Miss All-Star Game

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that Auston Matthews will miss the 2020 NHL All-Star Game with an acute wrist injury. The team has listed him as day-to-day. Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk will take his place at the NHL All-Star Game. Auston Matthews will not take part in the on-ice events at this weekend's NHL all-star game because of a nagging injury, but will travel to St. Louis to support/participate in the event. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) January 22, 2020 Auston Matthews To Miss NHL All-Star Game Matthews is dealing with a wrist injury that has been nagging him for...


NHL Power Rankings: Pressing Questions Edition

Trades? Injuries? Choke jobs? In this week’s NHL Power Rankings, we pose one critical question for each of the league’s 31 teams once they return from the all-star break. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Silver Seven

Tkachuk added to All-Star Game

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Tkachuk joins Duclair as Ottawa’s representatives One man’s injury is another man’s opportunity. With news coming out that Auston Matthews was nursing a wrist injury and wouldn’t participate in any of the on-ice activities during All-Star weekend, we knew a replacement would be announced. Turns out that replacement is Ottawa Senators sophomore Brady Tkachuk. Tkachuk will join Anthony Duclair in representing the Sens, making Mitch Marner the lone Maple Leafs representative. It will be the first ASG appearance for both forwards. Tkachuk currently has 15...


Grading each Pittsburgh Penguin player through the half-way point

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via The all-star break marks the unofficial first half of the season. We break down each player’s individual contributions The Penguins have now played 50 out of the 82 games in the 2019-20 season, but the all-star break is traditionally considered the unofficial “first half” of the NHL season. With that natural point that breaks makes for an easy chance to reflect on what has gone done. Today, let’s take a chance to look at each individual’s contributions. Clearly the major and unavoidable storyline is the massive injuries that the players on the...

Toronto Star

Auston Matthews plays it safe with nagging wrist injury and will pass on NHL all-star events

The Maple Leafs centre will still attend all-star weekend in St. Louis, replaced by Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk for the skills competition and games.

CBC News

Auston Matthews pulls out of all-star game with injury, replaced by Brady Tkachuk

Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews won't participate in on-ice events at the NHL all-star game, the team announced on Wednesday. Matthews will be replaced by Senators forward Brady Tkachuk.

Pension Plan Puppets

Thursdays FTB: Auston Matthews won’t play in the All Star Game

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via A nagging wrist injury keeps him from skating, but hell show up so he doesn’t get suspended. Hello Toronto Maple Leafs fans! We’re almost done the boring part of the bye week, and the All-Star Game festivities are about to begin, minus one All-Star. Last night it was announced that Auston Matthews will sit out on ice activities, but still attend the off ice part of All-Star weekend. #Leafs forward Auston Matthews will attend the upcoming NHL All-Star Weekend but will not be actively participating in any on-ice events. Matthews is listed as...

The Hockey Writers

Auston Matthews Replaced by Brady Tkachuk at NHL All-Star Game

TORONTO — Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk will replace Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis this week. The Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday that Matthews is still nursing a wrist injury and thus he will not be “actively participating in any on-ice events” during the festivities at Entreprise Center. However, the team […] The post Auston Matthews Replaced by Brady Tkachuk at NHL All-Star Game appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Toronto Star

There’s more to life than hockey — just ask the Marlies and recovering coach Rob Davison

Back home before finishing an eight-game road trip, Toronto Marlies players and coaches talk for the first time about the health emergency that send their assistant coach to hospital in Texas — after a prolonged grand mal seizure in the coaches’ room.


Coyotes Q&A: John Chayka talks playoff race, injuries, trade deadline and more

Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka discusses the state of the team heading into the all-star break.        

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs Need to Make a Trade for a Goalie

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a little bit of a slump as they head into their bye-week. Falling out of a playoff spot, it’s safe to say the Toronto Maple Leafs have been struggling the last few games. Although they’ve been battling injuries left and right, especially on defense, some blame has to go […] Toronto Maple Leafs Need to Make a Trade for a Goalie - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


31 Thoughts: What really happened with Connor McDavid’s knee rehab

Connor McDavid hurt his knee on the final day of the 2018–19 season, but the full extent of the injury and his rehab process have been under wraps. Until now. More in the 31 Thoughts. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

Connor McDavid’s Remarkable Comeback

The fact that Connor McDavid is even playing hockey this season is a minor miracle. The Edmonton Oilers’ superstar has made a full recovery from a major knee injury he suffered when he crashed hard into the goalpost in the final game of the 2018-19 season. What makes this even more unthinkable is that he […] The post Connor McDavid’s Remarkable Comeback appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Broad Street Hockey

Flyers prospect report: Wade Allison breaks out, nets two goals this weekend

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Jay O’Brien returns from injury and Tanner Laczynski notches four assists. Welcome to BSH’s weekly prospect update, where we will be serving up stats and insight on what our homegrown players have been up to. This will include prospects in Canadian Juniors (BCHL, OHL, QMJHL & WHL), Europe (SHL, KHL), and NCAA college hockey. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments. Notable Canadian junior performers this week: Jay O’Brien (C), Penticton Vees (BCHL) 2018 1st Round Pick, 19th overall 1/15 - 1...

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Predictions: January 22nd – Including Winnipeg Jets vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Welcome back to NHL Predictions, where the Last Word on Hockey team provides insight into all of today’s games. On Wednesday, January 22nd’s edition of NHL Predictions, we’ll take a look at two games. Today’s featured game is a battle between the Winnipeg Jets and the Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL Predictions Winnipeg Jets vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Head-to-Head: Jets 1-0 Blue Jackets For the featured game of today's NHL Predictions, it´s the battle between two injury-rattled teams. The Jets dropped out of the playoff picture in the recent weeks. Meanwhile, the superb Blue Jackets have...

Last Word on Hockey

Mike Green and Frans Nielsen Both out Tomorrow for Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings announced that defenceman Mike Green and forward Frans Nielsen will miss tomorrow's game vs Minnesota Wild with upper-body injuries. Green is expected to miss at least the next two weeks with his injury. Mike Green & Frans Nielsen will both be out tomorrow, per Blashill. — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 21, 2020 Mike Green and Frans Nielsen Injured It is unclear how Green and Nielsen suffered their injuries. Nielsen left after playing less than two minutes in the first period and Green left in the second period. Both players didn't return. So far this...

Winnipeg Sun

Jets shuffle deck in wake of Lowry injury as they prepare for Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Adam Lowry injury has prompted significant line juggling by Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice as they prepare to play their final two games before their eight-day winter break. Lowry is out at least a month with a left arm or shoulder injury, which means Andrew Copp will take his place […]

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Red Wings wonder when they might see Anthony Mantha again

Injuries mount for Red Wings, and there's no Anthony Mantha on the horizon. Filmed Jan. 21, 2020 in Saint Paul, Minn.        

Broad Street Hockey

There’s only one game, but it’s a pretty big one

Photo by Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire via Just win. On this week’s Flyers Forecast Steve and Craig take a look at the only Philadelphia Flyers’ game of the week: Tuesday’s battle against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The two talk about how the Pens have been playing lately, how they’ve overcome All The Injuries, and who they think will be the best Flyers tonight. Make sure to follow us on twitter @Flyperbole and @Sports_Are_Bad. Also, follow @BSH_Radio and don’t forget to rate us on iTunes! You can find the entire Broad Street Hockey audio offerings in the following places: iTunes,...

The Cannon

Player Profile: The meteoric rise of Nathan Gerbe

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via The man. The myth. The legend. As of this writing, the Jackets are sitting at a 61 percent chance of earning a spot in the playoffs, according to Don Luszczyszyn’s projections for The Athletic. This is huge, considering the Jackets’ slower-than-slow start to the season — their inability to score, especially on power plays, stalwart players falling like dominos to injuries, the list of bad goes on. Fortunately, a small battalion of players was called up, originally to fill the holes in the roster, but they’ve actually ended up dragging a lethargic...

Eyes On The Prize

CTT: Rhett Pitlick is a point-per-game player with Muskegon

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Pitlick’s speed is translating to offence, while several prospects are dealing with long-term injuries. Each week we take an in-depth look at young members of the organization while providing an overview of Montreal Canadiens prospects playing at the Junior (OHL, QMJHL, WHL, BCHL, USHL) and collegiate (NCAA) level. In his time with the Omaha Lancers, Rhett Pitlick didn’t produce up to his potential. The Habs prospect was mostly stuck picking up a point every other game, often off broken plays where he darted to loose pucks, getting there...

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs: Your Go-To Guide for the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend

The All-Star break comes at the perfect time for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Toronto Maple Leafs, faltering under the weight of injuries, have gone 1-2-2 in their last five heading into the break. With Mitch Marner, Freddie Andersen and Auston Matthews making the team, the All-Star game is a must watch for Leafs fans. […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Your Go-To Guide for the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Whatever It Takes: Connor McDavid documentary to debut Friday

In the final game of the 2018-19 season, Connor McDavid suffered what could’ve been a career-ending injury. The new documentary, ‘Whatever It Takes: Connor McDavid,’ follows the Oilers captain’s groundbreaking recovery. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

Jets in Tough Shape After Losing Lowry Long-Term

The struggling Winnipeg Jets have taken another huge hit as news came out Monday afternoon that centre Adam Lowry will be out a minimum of four weeks with an upper-body injury, which he suffered Sunday evening after taking a questionable blind-side hit from the Chicago Blackhawks’ Drake Caggiula. The long-term loss is not one that’s […] The post Jets in Tough Shape After Losing Lowry Long-Term appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Last Word on Hockey

Winnipeg Jets Adam Lowry Out With Upper-Body Injury

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice announced that Adam Lowry would be out at least a month after suffering an upper-body injury in the Jets 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Adam Lowry Out at Least a Month with Upper-Body Injury Paul Maurice confirms @NHLJets Adam Lowry will be out a minimum 4 weeks due to upper body injury.@TSN1290Radio @TSNHockey — Brian Munz (@BrianMunzTSN) January 20, 2020 Lowry sustained the injury with 16 seconds left in the first period after taking a hit from Drake Caggiula. Caggiula was assessed a minor penalty on the play for interference. Lowry...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Red Wings unable to keep up with Avalanche, lose Green, Nielsen in 6-3 defeat

The Detroit Red Wings failed to get anything out of their power play and lost Mike Green and Frans Nielsen to upper-body injuries.        

NISSAN Morning Drive: Don Sweeney And Bruce Cassidy On Pastrnak Injury

NESN.com's Courtney Cox recaps Bruins GM Don Sweeney and Head Coach Bruce Cassidy adjusting to David Pastrnak's thumb injury that will leave him out for at least two weeks in the Nissan Morning Drive. For More: http://nesn.com/?p=917652

Ford F-150 Final Five Facts: Bruins Drop To Rangers At Home

NESN.com's Michaela Vernava breaks down the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday Night where Tuukka Rask left the game early with a concussion.  Here are the Ford F-150 Final Five Facts from the game: http://nesn.com/?p=910526.

Rick Nash announces retirement from Hockey

NHL winger Rick Nash who played from the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins announced Friday morning that he will be retiring due to unresolved issues with a concussion. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava has more.