Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews will return to the lineup when the team takes on the Montreal Canadiens tonight." data-image="https://www.sportsnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/canadiensmapleleafs.jpg" data-post-date="2017/11/18">

Auston Matthews returns to Maple Leafs’ lineup vs. Canadiens

Auston Matthews moves in on Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price as Jeff Petry defends. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews will return to the lineup when the team takes on the Montreal Canadiens tonight.

Matthews’ hasn’t played since Nov. 6 when the Leafs hosted the Vegas Golden Knights. The 20-year-old left the ice during the morning skate but ended up playing through his upper-body injury. He subsequently missed the following four games.

In the absence of Matthews Toronto went 4-0, extending their win streak to a season-high five games.

In 16 games this season he has 10 goals and 19 points.

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