The Maple Leafs have signed Auston Matthews to a five-year contract extension worth $58.17 million ($11.634M AAV).
Matthews was set to become a restricted free-agent this summer but signed through 2023-24 with an $11.634M cap-hit. Matthews has had a strong season, scoring 23 goals on 121 shots (19.0 SH%) with 23 assists (46 points) in 38 games. Matthews has broken through as one of the best goal-scorers in the league but continues to have a difficult time staying healthy—missing 20 games last season and 14 so far this year.
Matthews (shoulder) will return to the Maple Leafs lineup on Wednesday.
Matthews has missed the last 14 games with a shoulder injury but will be back tonight vs. the Sharks. With Matthews back, Frederik Gauthier will be a healthy scratch. In his first seven games, Matthews had 16 points (10G / 6A) but was held pointless in the next four games. Matthews will likely be back between Patrick Marleau and Kasperi Kapanen.
Matthews (shoulder) will miss at least the next three games.
The Maple Leafs don’t want to rush their star centre back, so they will wait for him to get through a full-contact practice before he returns to the lineup. Matthews will miss at least three games, so his next opportunity to return to practice is next Tuesday.
Matthews (shoulder) will miss at least four weeks and will be placed on IR on Monday.
Matthews was forced to leave Saturday’s game with an apparent left shoulder injury following a heavy collision with Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba. Matthews missed 20 games last season with two separate “upper-body” injuries and a right shoulder injury that cost him 10 games in March. This is obviously a huge blow to the Maple Leafs lineup as the third-year centre had 10 goals and six assists (16 points) in his first 11 games. Nazem Kadri will step up into a bigger role with Matthews sidelined and this puts added pressure on GM Kyle Dubas to get a deal done with RFA William Nylander.
Source: @LeafsPR 10/29/18, 9:57 am EST
Matthews (shoulder) will miss at least Monday’s game.
Matthews (shoulder) will return to the Maple Leafs lineup on Thursday.
Matthews has been out since February 22nd but will return Thursday in Nashville. Matthews has had a strong season and the Maple Leafs did well without him. The 20-year-old has registered 28 goals and 22 assists (50 points) in 53 games this season.
Matthews ditched his no-contact jersey on Saturday; still not ready to play.
Matthews (shoulder) will not play on Wednesday.
Matthews was once again on the ice on Monday, but he has already been ruled out for Wednesday’s game vs. Dallas. However, head coach Mike Babcock said that he could “become an option to get back in at some point after that.” If he isn’t playing Wednesday vs. the Stars it seems unlikely that he will play in Buffalo on Thursday, but Saturday’s game vs. Montreal seems like a possibility.
Matthews (upper-body) will not play Saturday vs. the Penguins.
Matthews will miss his sixth straight game with an upper-body injury despite practicing throughout the week. His next chance to return is Wednesday vs. the Stars or Thursday in Buffalo.
The Maple Leafs have placed Auston Matthews (shoulder) on IR.
The Maple Leafs already announced that Matthews would miss 7-to-10 days and his move to the IR simply opens up a roster spot for Tomas Plekanec, who they traded for on Sunday afternoon. Monitor Matthews’ status as we head into next weekend.
Matthews (shoulder) is expected to miss at least ten days at which time he will be re-evaluated.
Matthews left Thursday's game in the final minute of the third and did not return. He is listed as day-to-day with a shoulder injury.
Matthews (concussion) will be back in the Maple Leafs lineup on Saturday.
Matthews has missed the last six games with a concussion but will be back on the Maple Leafs top-line tonight. He will skate with Zach Hyman and William Nylander in New York and comes in with 26 points (13G / 13A) in 26 games this season.
Matthews (concussion) returned to practice on Friday; will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Matthews has missed the last six games but was back skating on the top line between William Nylander and Zach Hyman at Friday’s practice and is hopeful that he will play tomorrow vs. the Rangers. The Maple Leafs went 2-4-0 without Matthews in the lineup. If he plays, he brings 13 goals and 13 assists (26 points) in 26 games this season.
Matthews (upper-body) is not expected to play Wednesday in Columbus.
Matthews (upper-body) traveled with the team to Columbus; questionable to play Tuesday.
Matthews has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury but he will travel on the Maple Leafs brief two-game road trip before the Christmas break, suggesting that he may play either Wednesday in Columbus or Saturday in New York.
Matthews (upper-body) will not play Tuesday afternoon vs. Carolina.
Matthews skated again on Tuesday but will not be in the lineup this afternoon. Matthews will miss his fifth straight game and there is no firm timetable for his return. This likely means he will miss Tuesday’s game in Columbus as well.
Matthews (upper-body) did not skate on Wednesday and will not play on Thursday.
Matthews (upper-body) will miss his second straight game on Tuesday.
Matthews (upper-body) is not on the ice for warmups; will not play vs. Edmonton.
Source: @LeafsPR 12/10/17, 1:32 pm EST