Maple Leafs lose Auston Matthews for 13+ games due to injury

Oct 29 2018, 4:17 pm

A dream start to the season has come to a crashing halt for Auston Matthews.

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ young star centre will miss at least four weeks with a shoulder injury, the team revealed Monday morning. That means he’ll be out of the lineup for 13 games, maybe more.

Matthews suffered the injury on a shoulder-to-shoulder hit by Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

Matthews currently leads the Leafs in scoring with 10 goals and 16 points. He’s sixth in the NHL in points and tied for second in goals. He had been slumping lately (by his high standards), going pointless in the last four games. That followed an incredible start to the season that saw him score multiple points in each of Toronto’s first seven games – breaking a record previously held by Wayne Gretzky.

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