After posting two straight shutouts against the Oilers, the Leafs appear to be getting two huge boosts to their lineup on Wednesday:
Sheldon Keefe says Auston Matthews and Frederik Andersen will both play for #Leafs tonight
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) March 3, 2021
Auston Matthews told the media yesterday that he wants to return when he knows he is at 100% efficiency and it won’t hinder his abilities long-term, so it sounds like he was given the green light to be reinstated into the lineup. While it might not be the best idea given how chippy the end of Monday’s game got, he will no doubt provide a significant jolt to the Leafs offensive unit.
Frederik Andersen also coming back brings some much-needed stability to the crease that has been off the ruckus these last few days. Toronto will need him to stay healthy as Jack Campbell re-aggravated his leg injury during Saturday’s win and it’s unclear when he will be back (although he did get some reps in during the morning skate).
Campbell skating today, but not confirmed as replacing Hutch as back-up to Freddy. Barabanov coming out for Matthews, Nylander is OK.
— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) March 3, 2021
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation