Leafs’ Matthews, Andersen a Recreation-Time Determination In opposition to Oilers on Monday
EDMONTON — Toronto Maple Leafs ahead Auston Matthews and Frederik Andersen took half in follow at Rogers Place on Sunday, however their standing for Monday’s sport towards the Edmonton Oilers is unclear.Matthews, who missed Saturday’s 4-Zero win towards the Oilers on Saturday with a wrist damage, did not skate on a line at follow, save for one drill and did not take any pictures within the roughly 40-minute session.”He is progressed right here at the moment in comparison with the place he is been the previous couple of days in order that’s very optimistic,” Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe mentioned. “He isn’t dominated out for tomorrow, we’re simply going to should see how he’s.”Matthews leads the NHL in objectives with 18 and has 13 assists in 20 video games. Ought to the expert sniper sit, the Leafs will probably proceed to have John Tavares skate up the center in his place on a line with Joe Thornton and Mitch Marner.The one modifications to the ahead strains noticed Jimmy Vesey skate as an additional. Nic Petan skated on the left wing of the fourth line with Travis Boyd and Jason Spezza. The Leafs seemed to be trending on this course earlier than Saturday’s sport, however elected to scratch Petan as an alternative.Scott Sabourin and Kenny Agostino additionally skated as extras. Toronto’s goaltending scenario turned a bit much less clear following follow. Beginning goaltender Frederik Andersen was a full participant, however Jack Campbell was absent.Andersen did not look misplaced after lacking the final two video games with a lower-body damage however stays a game-time resolution.”It is not wanting that if we’re being trustworthy,” Keefe mentioned of Andersen’s risk of taking part in on Monday. “The place we’re at now could be ready for him to be snug and at the moment he was on the ice for the higher a part of an hour and took numerous pictures.”Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (proper) stretching it out with Leafs goaltender coach Steve Briere (left)Andersen is 11-3-2 this season with a .905 save proportion. He is missed the final three video games with a lower-body damage.When requested if meaning Campbell, recent off a 30-save shutout towards the Oilers on Saturday, would begin after given a time off, Keefe took a extra ominous tone.”Like I mentioned, between Campbell and Fred and their conditions, we have a number of issues to kind by way of right here that I do not suspect will get sorted out till tomorrow night time.”It is price noting that Campbell was stretching his leg after he bought bumped within the head by Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis within the first interval on Saturday.Lacking over a month with a leg damage, the Leafs are taking a cautious strategy by having Campbell relaxation. Campbell is 3-0-Zero this season with a .951 save proportion.Michael Hutchinson and Joseph Woll joined Andersen because the three goaltenders that took half in follow.Timothy Liljegren additionally took half in follow. He skated with Mikko Lehtonen as the additional defensive pair. Liljegren and Agostino have been assigned to the group’s taxi squad on Saturday.