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Toronto Maple Leafs Player to Get Healthy Scratched Tonight

Published December 27, 2023 at 3:35 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
The Maple Leafs held a morning skate earlier today in preparation to their first game back from the holiday break against the Ottawa Senators.

On the ice, a major change in the defensive unit suggests that a young player is struggling after being injured at training camp.

Leafs' Morning Skate Lines Hint at Healthy Scratch



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Connor Timmins, the young defenseman, practiced on the Leafs' fourth pair, with injured Mark Giordano.

Many fans were optimists when they saw how Timmins played in the training camp, but a major injury slowed him down.

"#Leafs at morning skate:
Knies-Matthews-Marner
Bertuzzi-Tavares-Nylander
Robertson-Domi-Jarnkrok
McMann-Kampf-Gregor
Holmberg

Rielly-Brodie
McCabe-Liljegren
Benoit-Lagesson
Giordano-Timmins

Jones
Samsonov"


This season, in 13 games, Timmins scored six points, including one goal.

With Liljegren's return, as well as Benoit and Lagesson's rises, Timmins was slowly pushed to the team's last pairing. This should create a healthy internal competition between players that will push them to perfrom better.

As seen on Maple Leafs Daily - Leafs' projected lines point to one player potentially being phased out
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Toronto Maple Leafs Player to Get Healthy Scratched Tonight

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