Leafs’ Frederik Andersen out vs. Bruins due to flu-like symptoms

Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and Mike Babcock talk about the importance of Michael Hutchinson stepping up while Toronto's goaltenders have been bitten by the injury bug.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen will miss Saturday’s divisional showdown with the Boston Bruins due to flu-like symptoms.

Andersen was expected to return to the Maple Leafs’ crease for Saturday’s game after being sidelined since Dec. 22 with a groin injury.

The 29-year-old carries a 2.50 goals-against average and .923 save percentage through 30 appearances in 2018-19.

Michael Hutchinson has drawn four starts in Andersen’s absence, posting a 2-2-0 record with the Maple Leafs since being acquired from Florida in a trade on Dec. 29. He will get the nod once again in Boston.

Toronto also recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo on an emergency basis from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.

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