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Game 6 status for Auston Matthews confirmed

Published May 2, 2024 at 11:16
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have confirmed superstar Auston Matthews' status for tonight's Game 6 against the Boston Bruins.

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews was absent from practice before Game 6 against the Boston Bruins, raising concerns about his availability. Reports from insiders confirmed Matthews' absence during the team's morning skate.

"Auston Matthews is not on the ice for the Leafs full morning skate ahead of Game 6."





Although Matthews did skate earlier, his absence from the formal practice session suggests he may not be in the lineup tonight. Analysts, including Chris Johnston, express concerns about Matthews' availability for the crucial game.

"Auston Matthews skated at Scotiabank Arena earlier this morning and isn't on the ice now with #leafs teammates for the formal morning skate.

That's not an encouraging sign about his availability for Game 6."




Despite Matthews' potential absence, the Leafs demonstrated their ability to defeat the Bruins in Game 5 without him. Should he remain sidelined, other team leaders like Mitch Marner will need to step up, supported by strong goaltending from Joseph Woll.

Given the Bruins history of blowing leads and the Leafs' determination, there's optimism they can force a Game 7.
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Game 6 status for Auston Matthews confirmed

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