Auston Matthews RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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

  • Mike Modano on Auston Matthews: ‘He’s definitely in the top 20’

    Sportsnet "One of the best Americans to ever play the game has some high praise for one of the most talented American players currently in the game. Like most in the hockey world, Hall of Famer Mike Modano has been impressed by the play of Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews. In fact, Modano..." October 21

  • Eichel Sets The Market For Matthews And Laine

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the eight-year, $80MM contract extension that the Sabres handed center Jack Eichel earlier this week ensures that Buffalo has their franchise player under contract for almost the next decade, it also goes a long way towards setting the market for 2016 top picks Auston Matthews (Toronto) and..." October 07

  • Leafs’ Matthews says protesting during anthem dishonours flag

    Sportsnet "Auston Matthews says while American athletes have the right to protest during the U.S. national anthem, he will not be taking a knee along with them. The Toronto Maple Leafs‘ 20-year-old star forward from Arizona said he feels it is disrespectful to kneel, sit or otherwise publicly protest..." September 25

  • Maple Leafs expecting even more from Auston Matthews in Year 2

    Sportsnet "A year ago, no one knew quite what to expect. This was before the four-goal debut and the 40-goal rookie season. Before the playoffs and the Calder Trophy presentation. Heck, a year ago Auston Matthews was playing for Team North America at the World Cup rather than breaking camp with the..." September 14

  • Pressure mounts for Auston Matthews and the kids

    Sporting News "To look back on the season next summer, how much will the Maple Leafs need to accomplish for it to be viewed a success? Make the playoffs? Win a round? Those are reasonable expectations in line with their progression arc, but expectations aren't always reasonable. It sure hasn't stopped some from..." September 11

  • Matthews can be even better, says Babcock "Center Auston Matthews scored 40 goals last season and won the Calder Trophy, but Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock believes there's room for him to be even better. "He's a competitive guy and he expects to take a step this year and we do as well," Babcock said between games at the World..." July 31