Matthews missed Sunday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers while dealing with an upper-body injury, marking the fifth time this season that the Leafs have had to play without the 2017 Calder Trophy winner. Toronto has gone 5-0 in his absence.
The extent of Matthews’ injury remains unknown as the the Leafs are notorious for keeping medical updates to themselves.
The 20-year-old got off to a torrid pace to start the season but injury problems have slowed him down a touch since. In 26 games, Matthews has 13 goals and 13 assists.