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 Pittsburgh. "He’s one of those guys that’s bumped and bruised here today," coach Mike Babcock said Sunday morning. "So we’ll just go through it. We’ve had a couple guys that are – you know, it’s the season, you’re playing hockey. You see who’s available at game time." Matthews was tracking back in the defensive zone when he collided with teammate Morgan Rielly on Saturday. He took the brunt of the contact to the chin and glided back to the bench hunched over after Pittsburgh scored at 17:12 of the third period.
Auston Matthews a game-time decision for Maple Leafs vs. Oilers
Sportsnet | Dec 10