Leafs’ Muzzin out for remaining games

Ross Houston
August 6, 2020

With the Leafs coming in waves, Matthews deftly redirected a Zach Hyman pass off the rush beyond Korpisalo's blocker on Toronto's 28th shot with exactly four minutes left in the second - a goal that would have blown the roof off the building in a normal post-season encounter.

Keefe is toying with the idea of the idea of going with seven defencemen and 11 forwards for Game 3, which would mean that Rasmus Sandin would draw in as well. "He will remain in quarantine within the hotel and look to rejoin his teammates upon recovery".

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Columbus center Pierre-Luc Dubois cross-checked Muzzin behind the Toronto net, and the blue-liner then appeared to hit his head on the leg of Blue Jackets winger Oliver Bjorkstrand. "I think it's good for us to be playing in these tight games but we want to be on the right side of it".

Muzzin was prone on the ice for several minutes before being taken off on a stretcher and transported to hospital. "He has experience and he's played in these types of games before, so that'll be missed". If he goes with 11 forwards, it's probable that Pierre Engvall comes out. "Obviously he doesn't replace Muzzin in the intangibles he brings; he's a very important player for us".

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This is the first known instance of a player being taken to hospital following an in-game injury since the National Hockey League started to play in the bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton. "But there are some elements in particular, the penalty killing and the size (6-foot-5, 217 pounds), there are some similarities in terms of what he can provide us and we think that is important". What did Keefe learn about Dermott when the latter was moved up in Muzzin's absence late in the season?

"Just that he can handle it when called upon", Keefe said.

"Toronto played a really good game", said always-fiery Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella. "Listen, we're going to prepare to play the game". But with Werenski caught down low in the offensive zone, Tavares, who had a rough Game 1, was sprung free on a break and beat Korpisalo under the blocker at 4:56.


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