Auston Matthews practiced with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday, and the NHL goals leader could play at the Edmonton Oilers on Monday after missing a 4-0 win in the opener of a three-game set Saturday because of a wrist injury.
“He’s progressed here today compared to where he’s been in the last few days,” Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said. “That’s very positive here. He’s not ruled out for tomorrow. We’re just going to have to see how he is.”
Keefe said Matthews was limited in drills and did not skate on a regular line.
Matthews has 18 goals and 31 points in 20 games. He skated before the game Saturday.
Goalie Frederik Andersen practiced Sunday, but Keefe said it does not appear he will be available Monday (10 p.m. ET; SN1, SNO, SNW, ESPN+, NHL.TV). Andersen has missed the past three games because of a lower-body injury.
“It’s not looking that way, if we’re being honest,” Keefe said. “His injury, basically where we’re at here now is waiting for him to be comfortable. Today, he was on the ice for the better part of an hour and took lots of shots, so we’re essentially just waiting for him to feel comfortable. We don’t really know when that’s going to be, but today was a very positive step towards that.
“Whether it’s goaltending or it’s Auston up front or some of our other situations, we’ve got a lot of question marks that probably won’t get answered until game time tomorrow.”
Jack Campbell returned Saturday and made 30 saves for the shutout. He was out 14 games with a leg injury.
The Maple Leafs (16-4-2) are in first place in the Scotia North Division. After Monday, they will play at Edmonton on Wednesday before finishing a five-game road trip with two at the Vancouver Canucks, on Thursday and Saturday.