The National Hockey League is a relentless, fast-paced sport where big hits are part of the game. However, some big hits lead to major injuries. That happened to one of the best players in the game of hockey.
In an update posted on Twitter by the Toronto Maple Leafs PR team, superstar forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews, will be sidelined for a minimum of three weeks due to a knee sprain suffered in Wednesday's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers.
The Toronto Maple Leafs won the game versus the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime.
Auston Matthews is one of the best players in the NHL, where he led the league in goals during the 2021-2022 NHL season with 60, which went a long way toward helping him win the Hart Memorial Trophy, which is the NHL version of Most Valuable Player.
This season in 47 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Auston Matthews has 25 goals, and 28 assists, which combine for 53 points this season. He was selected for the NHL 2023 All-Star game, but due to the injury, he has been replaced by Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers.
The Toronto Maple Leafs currently have the 2nd most points in the Atlantic division with 68, trailing the Boston Bruins by 12 points. Now the Toronto Maple Leafs will have to enter into this next month of games without the reigning MVP able to play.
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