Auston Matthews could return to practice Wednesday and possibly be ready for Thursday’s home game against the New Jersey Devils.
Auston Matthews once again was not on the ice at Maple Leafs practice Monday morning.
Matthews has not skated with the Leafs in a week as he continues to rehab an upper-body injury. The Leafs have won their past four games, three of them without their star centre.
Toronto is enjoying a four-day break between games before returning to action Thursday night at home against the New Jersey Devils.
It’s possible the Leafs are using part of the four-day break to give Matthews more time to heal his injury. The team has an off-day scheduled for Tuesday, but Matthews could return to practice Wednesday and possibly be ready for Thursday’s home game.