Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews returns to lineup vs. Flames

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews reacts after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Jeff Chiu / AP)

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews returned to the lineup on Sunday against the Calgary Flames.

Matthews missed Friday's win over the Edmonton Oilers after getting banged up in Wednesday's loss to the Oilers. No specific diagnosis was given by the Maple Leafs, with head coach Sheldon Keefe only saying Matthews was out for precautionary reasons.

Matthews has two goals and five points in five games this season. Adam Brooks, who scored in Friday's win, was removed from the lineup to make room for Matthews.

In other lineup news, Jack Campbell will make his second start of the season for the Maple Leafs Sunday. And forward Dillon Dube is out of the lineup for the Flames with a lower-body injury.

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