Leafs' Auston Matthews out for game against Wild due to 'upper body injury'
Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34) celebrates with goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) after defeating the Detroit Red Wings in NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 11:41AM EST
TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without star centre Auston Matthews when they host the Minnesota Wild tonight.
Leafs coach Mike Babcock confirmed that Matthews is out day-to-day with what the team calls a lingering "upper-body injury."
Matthews will miss a game for the first time in his career.
His status was up in the air after he missed Tuesday's practice.
Matthews has 10 goals and nine assists in 16 games for Toronto this season.