Muzzin (face) will play in Saturday's game versus the Oilers, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports. Muzzin will return to the lineup after a two-game layoff. The 32-year-old has been a strong offensive contributor this season with 12 points through the first 19 contests, adding 33 shots on net, 33 hits and 35 blocked shots as well.
Muzzin (face) will be a game-time decision Saturday in Edmonton, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports. Saturday's game will mark one week since Muzzin broke a bone in his face, so it's encouraging to hear that he's close to a return to action. Expect a definitive update on his status prior to puck drop against the Oilers.
Head coach Sheldon Keefe said Monday that Muzzin has a broken bone in his face and will miss time, David Alter of The Hockey News reports. Muzzin got off to a strong start this season, recording 12 points through 19 games. There's no clear timeline for his return. Once he's ready to go, the 32-year-old will require a full face shield. Mikko Lehtonen will enter the lineup in Muzzin's place for the time being.
Muzzin had a pair of assists and was plus-2 in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Ottawa. Muzzin also contributed two blocks and was plus-2. He drew the secondary assist on Auston Matthews' second-period goal and the primary helper on Alex Kerfoot's game-winner in the final frame. It was Muzzin's third multi-point effort of the season, all of which have come in February. He has one goal and eight assists in 16 games on the year.
Muzzin provided three assists, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Canadiens. Muzzin had a hand in goals by Travis Dermott, Justin Holl and Zach Hyman as the Maple Leafs were carried by their depth players Wednesday. The burst of playmaking gave Muzzin a goal and eight assists through 14 contests this year. The 31-year-old has also added 23 hits, 25 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating while working as a top-four option on the blue line.
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