Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel is playing through multiple injuries, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox.
It remains unclear what specifically is hurting Kessel, but Cox speculated that it could be his back and/or his hand.
Kessel’s health is enough of an issue that some within the Leafs’ organization have discussed whether the forward needs more off-days to heal, which may not appeal to coach Randy Carlyle.
Despite the injuries, Kessel has still been able to produce. Before Saturday’s game, the sniper had recorded four points (two goals and two assists) in his past three games.
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