Muzzin (hand) will be available once play resumes, telling reporters he "should be ready to go when called upon," Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports. Muzzin missed six games due to his hand problem prior to the league going on hiatus. Additionally, the blueliner was sidelined for 10 outings with a foot injury in early January. With the significant time lost to injury, the Ontario native has thus far posted his lowest point total (23) since the 2012-13 campaign when he was with Los Angeles. If the NHL gets back onto the ice, Muzzin figures to return to being a 20-plus-minute skater and could provide solid fantasy value in DFS formats.
Muzzin is expected to be sidelined for four weeks with the broken hand he suffered during Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay. This is a huge blow to the Maple Leafs, who will now be without two of their top defensemen in Muzzin and Morgan Rielly (foot) as they continue to battle for a playoff spot over the next four weeks. Calle Rosen and Martin Marincin will compete for playing time until Rielly or Muzzin, who's undoubtedly headed for injured reserve, is ready to return.
Muzzin will have tests -- possibly an X-ray -- on his hand to determine the severity of the injury suffered in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports. Muzzin blocked Victor Hedman's shot and left the game immediately, but not before scoring his sixth goal of the season. Head coach Sheldon Keefe relayed that he will have a further update on Muzzin's condition Wednesday.
Muzzin won't return to Tuesday's game against the Lightning after suffering a hand injury. Muzzin left Tuesday's game after blocking a shot from Victor Hedman and won't return. The blueliner produced a goal on four shots across 15:39 of ice time before exiting. The severity of this injury isn't clear, but there should be an update following the game. If Muzzin -- who signed a four-year, $22.5 million extension Monday -- misses substantial time, it'll be a major hit to the Maple Leafs' playoff chances.
Muzzin inked a four-year, $22.5 million contract extension with Toronto on Monday. Muzzin is riding a five-game point streak during which he has tallied two goals and five helpers. The blueliner should continue racking up points down the stretch and should be capable of getting back over the 30-point mark for the third straight year.
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