Maple Leafs’ Zach Hyman to make season debut vs. Islanders


Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Zach Hyman (11) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Toronto Maple Leafs‘ lineup is about to get a much-needed boost, as forward Zach Hyman is set to make his season debut Wednesday against the New York Islanders.

Hyman confirmed he will return to the lineup at Maple Leafs practice Tuesday.

Hyman has been recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL. He underwent the procedure at the end of April, following the club’s loss to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs.

The 27-year-old registered career-highs in goals (21) and points (41) in 2018-19. His presence back in the lineup will bring some much-needed grit up front and help lessen the loss of Mitch Marner, who will miss at least four weeks with an ankle injury suffered over the weekend.

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