Mike Babcock stepped to the microphone after the Maple Leafs’ 3-2 shootout loss Saturday and answered the one query on the minds of Toronto followers earlier than he was even requested.
Dangerous sufficient to maintain the star winger at house when the staff travels to Chicago to satisfy the Blackhawks on Sunday, stated the pinnacle coach.
After that, it is anybody’s guess.
“I do not know the extent [of the injury],” Babcock added later. “I do not know if it is a couple of days or even weeks or no matter.
“There is not any sense on dwelling on it.”
As for the sport itself, Sean Couturier scored the winner within the shootout for the Philadelphia Flyers on an evening that noticed Toronto battle again from down two objectives early to seize some extent with out certainly one of its stars.
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“We knew there was plenty of hockey left,” Leafs captain John Tavares stated. “I do not suppose we ever felt horrible about the best way we had been taking part in.”
Toronto went a membership document 11 rounds to beat Philadelphia 4-Three in a shootout within the Metropolis of Brotherly Love final weekend.
It took the Flyers simply three pictures to return the favour as Couturier ended it on a easy deke after Claude Giroux blasted a slapshot previous Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen.
William Nylander, who had a objective and an help in regulation, scored on his…