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Matthews out MINIMUM 4 weeks with Shoulder Injury. | Leafs Hub
Announced early on Monday morning, the news was as many fans had feared. And it was not good. Maple Leafs star Center, Auston Matthews, is out for a minimum of 4 weeks with a shoulder injury. The injury occurred while playing the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday evening at the Scotiabank Arena, during a play where Matthews cut hard back to the front of the net and was smashed into by Jacob Trouba. Matthews, 21 years old, immediately doubled over in pain as he skated to the bench and shortly thereafter exited the arena to be treated in the team's dressing room. So what happens next? Leafs will still have John Tavares, Nazem Kadri, Par Lindholm, and Frederik Gauthier to play up the middle of the rink. This is acceptable moving forward but not as daunting as with Matthews in the lineup. Obviously. Does this facilitate William Nylander getting signed to increased