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Sheldon Keefe reveals Auston Matthews' status for game 5


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Tyler Ball
April 29, 2024  (12:42)
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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews celebrating a goal during a home game in the NHL.
Photo credit: Sportsnet

Today the Toronto Maple Leafs conducted practice without their superstar forward Auston Matthews. His absence caused major panic among Maple Leafs fans. After practice ended head coach Sheldon Keefe gave an update on his status.

During his post-practice press conference, Sheldon Keefe was asked about Auston Matthews' absence. Trying to keep things positive Sheldon Keefe confirmed that Auston Matthews's status has yet to be decided and they are hopeful.
Sheldon Keefe says Auston Matthews' status for tomorrow is «yet to be determined».

He will travel with the club. «Hopeful» he feels better.

«We'll see what tomorrow brings.»

Sheldon Keefe says the Leafs are «hopeful» that Auston Matthews will be available to play in Game 5.

With Auston Matthews absent from practice Max Domi slid over to center for the day and took Auston Matthews' spot. Here are how the lines looked with that change instituted.
Max Domi slides into Auston Matthews' 1C spot at Leafs practice.

Bertuzzi — Domi — Marner
Knies — Tavares — Nylander
Robertson — Holmberg — Järnkrok
Dewar — Kämpf — Reaves

If Auston Matthews is unable to go the Maple Leafs will truly need to lean on the depth forwards they brought in this summer like Max Domi and Tyler Bertuzzi. As more updates are made available on Auston Matthews' game status we will pass it along to you.
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