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.
Auston Matthews (shoulder) is expected to be out a minimum of four weeks and will be placed on injured reserve today. #LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) October 29, 2018
Matthews suffered the injury on a shoulder-to-shoulder hit by Jacob Trouba of the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
Auston Matthews heads to the dressing room in clear shoulder pain after a hit from Jacob Trouba in the second period pic.twitter.com/mR2ZOkGVYr
— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) October 28, 2018
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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