Auston Matthews RUMORS & NEWS

  • All eyes on Leafs’ Auston Matthews, for better or worse

    Sportsnet "When Auston Matthews was 12 years old, he got on a plane from his home in Arizona and flew across the country for a one-game tryout with a team from Ukraine. He scored three goals in a period. That earned him a spot in the Quebec Peewee tournament. A couple years later, he arrived at the tryout..." April 21

  • A closer look at Auston Matthews’ struggles this post-season

    Sportsnet "Auston Matthews has been under a level of scrutiny he hasn’t really faced in his young career. The franchise cornerstone has undoubtedly struggled to make his presence felt in this series – with just one point in four games – which was all the more apparent in Game 4 when there was no risk of..." April 21

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews has NHL's best-selling jersey this season

    ESPN "Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews had the top-selling jersey among NHL players for the 2017-18 season, topping last year's leader, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Matthews, 20, was fourth in jersey sales in 2016-17, when he won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the..." April 21

  • Sounds like Auston Matthews will finally return for Leafs

    Pro Hockey Talk "All things considered, the Toronto Maple Leafs have weathered the storm when it comes to Auston Matthews‘ injuries. Granted, there are likely “What if?” games, with Tuesday’s disappointing loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning standing as an example. Would the Maple Leafs have coughed up a 3-0 lead..." March 21

  • Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews sheds non-contact jersey at practice

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs received some good news regarding their best player Saturday morning. Auston Matthews wore his normal practice jersey at the team’s skate ahead of a Hockey Night in Canada showdown with the Montreal Canadiens, indicating he could be nearing a return to the lineup. The..." March 17

  • Matthews skating, but Maple Leafs taking long view with franchise star

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs are eager to finish a practice with one of the best players you could choose to start a franchise. Auston Matthews skated alongside his teammates Wednesday at the club’s practice facility for the first time in two weeks. Although the Leafs leading goal-scorer left the..." March 07

  • Leafs’ Auston Matthews skating while battling injury

    Sportsnet "Auston Matthews didn’t join his Toronto Maple Leafs teammates at the U.S. Navel Academy for Saturday’s outdoor game, but he continues to make progress towards a return. The star centre has been nursing a second-degree shoulder sprain since getting sandwiched with a hit on Feb. 22 and is skating..." March 03

  • Babcock on Matthews injury: Day to day 'usually means 10'

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock gave an update on Auston Matthews' injury timeline, hintin the star forward could be out for at least 10 days. "We always tell you day-to-day and that usually means 10 and then we go from there," Babcock told reporters in reference to Matthews'..." February 24

  • Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews shaped by Arizona upbringing

    Sportsnet "They will pour through the turnstiles, all of these faces from Auston Matthews‘s present and past. His parents, Brian and Ema, and his grandparents, Bobby and Beverly. But also more distant relatives and friends and former hockey coaches and kids that now look up to the only guy who ever grew..." December 28

  • Early Christmas gift for Leafs fans as Auston Matthews returns to line-up

    Toronto Sun "Auston Matthews’ pre-Christmas break didn’t need to be extended. The Maple Leafs’ best player will be in the lineup on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers after missing six games with a concussion. “I just want to play hockey,” Matthews said with a smile..." December 24

  • Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews on return from concussion: ‘I feel good’

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs could have given their franchise player five extra days to recover from the first concussion of his life. Instead, Auston Matthews will be back where he wants to be Saturday night in New York City — centring his team’s top line against the Rangers. “I just want to..." December 23

  • Matthews to return for Maple Leafs against Rangers

    NHL.com "Center Auston Matthews will be in the lineup for the Toronto Maple Leafs against the New York Rangers on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, CBC, MSG, NHL.TV) after missing six games with a concussion. "Good to get him back, period," coach Mike Babcock said after the morning skate at Madison Square..." December 23

  • Matthews hoping to return Saturday after missing time with concussion symptoms

    Toronto Star "Auston Matthews admitted Friday morning that he felt “concussion symptoms” after an accidental collision with teammate Morgan Rielly Dec. 9 during a game against Pittsburgh. Matthews, who returned to practice Friday, his first full practice with the team since his injury, revealed that it was..." December 22

  • Maple Leafs continue to sputter without Auston Matthews

    Toronto Sun "The weekend couldn’t come fast enough for the Maple Leafs. A three-game trip ended the way it started in Philadelphia on Tuesday and continued in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday. With a thud, and another loss in regulation. Playing without Auston Matthews for the fourth game in a row as the..." December 16

  • Leafs’ Auston Matthews out vs. Flyers with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "For those keeping score at home, Auston Matthews has now taken two shifts and missed two games since colliding chin-to-shoulder with teammate Morgan Rielly over the weekend. The Toronto Maple Leafs centre will not play Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers – a predictable development that..." December 12

  • Auston Matthews a game-time decision for Maple Leafs vs. Oilers

    Sportsnet "A battle of the NHL’s top young players might be down one of its star attractions. Auston Matthews is considered a game-time decision for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday with Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in town. Matthews took a blow to the head late in Saturday’s victory in..." December 10

  • Sundin: Matthews right pick as next Leafs captain

    Toronto Star "Mats Sundin pleads papa-hood. For not being in attendance at any of the Maple Leaf centennial festivities. For missing the outdoor Classics. For his no-show when legendary numbers were formally retired at the Air Canada Centre. Sheesh, even the quasi-fugitive Dave Keon was present for that..." November 26

  • Matthews game-time decision vs. Canadiens

    Toronto Star "Auston Matthews remains in “game-time” decision mode as far as his playing status goes. The Leafs’ star centre repeated that phrase again Friday, when asked if he will play in Saturday’s game in Montreal. “It will probably be a game-time decision, yes ...” Matthews, who is nursing a lower..." November 18

  • Matthews to miss 3rd straight game Saturday

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews will miss his third straight game Saturday night, head coach Mike Babcock announced following Toronto's 3-2 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins Friday. The 20-year-old will be not travel with his team to Boston as Toronto finishes off their..." November 11

  • Slumping Leafs will be without Auston Matthews tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "After starting the season with wins in six of their seven games the Toronto Maple Leafs have hit a bit of a rut in recent weeks, winning just three of their past nine games heading into Wednesday’s home game against the Minnesota Wild. Wednesday’s game will be a little bit more challenging due..." November 08

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