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Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews out vs. Flyers

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Apr 9, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (34) looks on during warm up before a game against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews will sit out his second straight game with an undisclosed injury, coach Sheldon Keefe announced Tuesday morning.

Matthews skated on the ice Tuesday morning, hours before the Maple Leafs (50-20-6, 106 points) were slated to host the Philadelphia Flyers (23-42-11, 57 points).

Keefe refused to divulge the nature of the injury for Matthews, who also sat out Toronto’s 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday.

“Given the time of year and the fact it’s pretty minor and I think he’s going to move past it pretty quickly,” Keefe said, via TSN. “So, we’ll just leave it at that.”

Matthews, 24, is in the midst of a career season. Entering play on Tuesday, Matthews has an NHL-leading 58 goals to go along with 44 assists and 102 points in 70 games this season.

–Field Level Media