Toronto – Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews is expected to miss the first three games of the regular season as he continues to recover from wrist surgery. The 24-year-old centre, who had surgery on Aug. 13th, said his wrist isn’t yet where he’d like it to be to play. “We’re taking it day by day and lots can change, but as of right now this week is probably out of the question. But you never know what could happen,” Matthews said after practice Monday. Matthews had 41 goals in 52 games last season to lead the NHL, but missed four games with a wrist injury. Toronto hosts the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to open the regular season, then has two games against the Senators – on Thursday in Ottawa, and at home on Saturday.
Courtesy: The Canadian Press