Maple Leafs’ Travis Dermott day-to-day with shoulder injury

John Tavares scored twice and assisted on another as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators in a pre-season game in Lucan, Ontario.

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Travis Dermott missed practice on Wednesday and has been listed as day-to-day with a shoulder injury, head coach Mike Babcock told reporters.

It’s unclear how the shoulder issue arose. Dermott, a promising rearguard projected by many to make the NHL squad out of training camp, played in Tuesday night’s pre-season opener. He had one assist and a penalty in the game.

The 21-year-old suited up with the Maple Leafs for 37 games last season, registering a goal and 12 assists.

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