Leafs lose Muzzin to harm, Thornton and Hyman day-to-day
The Toronto Maple Leafs can be with out three key gamers once they tackle the Calgary Flames on Monday.Jake Muzzin has a damaged bone in his face that may require the defenseman to overlook a while. “It might be a day-to-day scenario we’re unsure, we have now to provide it a while to settle,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe stated. “When he comes again, it will should be with a full face protect.”Muzzin has a aim and 11 assists and has dressed for all 19 video games this season. His presence helped stabilize the center defensive pair alongside the improved play of Justin Holl.Travis Dermott will transfer as much as play with Holl on the center protection pair on Monday.”It is an incredible alternative and one thing he is been ready for and one thing we have been making ready him for,” Keefe stated of Dermott. “That is lots of the method we have taken with Derms right here is to get him to reset and put together for a larger function.”Dermott has one aim in 15 video games this season. He skated with veteran Zach Bogosian for 14 of these video games. Mikko Lehtonen was Dermott’s defensive accomplice on Thursday in opposition to the Ottawa Senators.Lehtonen attracts into the lineup and can skate with Bogosian. The 26-year-old Finnish defenseman has three assists in seven video games this season.Zach Hyman is day-to-day with an undisclosed harm. He missed Thursday’s recreation in opposition to the Senators after blocking a shot off his foot. He returned on Saturday however took one other blocked shot off the identical foot within the second interval. After briefly leaving to the locker room for analysis, Hyman returned and completed the sport.Hyman has 4 objectives and 6 assists in 18 video games this season.Joe Thornton’s harm was not disclosed. Keefe informed reporters that he anticipated Thornton to be a game-time choice however discovered he could be unavailable minutes earlier than chatting with reporters.Earlier this season, Thornton missed 10 video games with a rib fracture earlier than returning the lineup final week in opposition to the Senators.Thornton has three objectives and 6 assists in 9 video games.