Sports Leafs’ Auston Matthews misses morning skate ahead of game vs. Flyers

21:37  12 december  2017
21:37  12 december  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

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Auston Matthews

was not on the ice for the team's morning skate in Philadelphia ahead of their Tuesday night game against the Flyers. https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/940619988053852160Matthews missed Sunday night's game against the

Edmonton Oilers

while dealing with an upper-body injury, marking the fifth time this season that the Leafs have had to play without the 2017 Calder Trophy winner. Toronto has gone 5-0 in his absence. The extent of Matthews' injury remains unknown as the the Leafs are notorious for keeping medical updates to themselves. The 20-year-old got off to a torrid pace to start the season but injury problems have slowed him down a touch since. In 26 games, Matthews has 13 goals and 13 assists. [relatedlinks]

Leafs notebook: Afternoon a delight as offence breaks out .
Leafs notebook: Afternoon a delight as offence breaks out“I loved it. I wish we played more afternoon games,” said Tyler Bozak, who had a goal and three assists. “It’s just nice — you wake up, you eat and you just go to the rink and play. For me, personally, I thought it was awesome.

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