Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews won’t play Saturday vs. Bruins

Chris Johnson and Nikki Reyes report that Leafs' Auston Matthews will miss his second straight game, but Babcock will not adjust the lines entering back-to-back against the Boston Bruins.

After defeating the Bruins at home Friday night without their best player, the Toronto Maple Leafs will travel to Boston for Part Two of their home-and-home series—and they’ll do so without Auston Matthews once again.

Head coach Mike Babcock announced during Friday’s post-game press conference that Matthews will miss his third straight game on Saturday.

Matthews was a game-time decision ahead of Monday’s matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights, citing “soreness,” but he did play. He sat out for the first time in his career when the Leafs took on Minnesota on Wednesday, officially listed as day-to-day with the team calling it an upper-body injury. Toronto has won both games Matthews has missed.

Matthews has 10 goals and nine assists through 16 games this season.

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