Matthews told reporters about the positive test as the Maple Leafs opened their training camp Monday, adding he was mostly asymptomatic.
“I mean, obviously didn’t really enter my training. I was able to do stuff at home, obviously wasn’t able to leave or skate or anything,” Matthews said.
“That’s really the only thing that took a hit for me. I was skating beforehand, and having to take 2 1/2, three weeks off the ice catches up to you, but pretty much asymptomatic, felt for the most part pretty normal for the two weeks. I did my quarantine and I’m feeling healthy now, so it’s all good.”
Matthews was a participant in Monday’s practice.
Toronto will play the Columbus Blue Jackets in their play-in series on Aug. 2.
–with files from the Canadian Press