Muzzin made it to Boston for morning skate Friday morning following the birth of his baby girl Thursday in Toronto, reports TSN.ca.
Admittedly, Muzzin acknowledged the whirlwind of Wednesday's game in Toronto, the scheduled birth of his daughter Thursday, and Friday's game in Boston has made him a "little tired." But that was said with a smile. Muzzin has been a force on the ice with his big hits, but his ill-timed pinch Wednesday led to David Pastrnak's goal. He knows he can do better and is prepared to lead the Leafs' defense corps in Game 5.
Muzzin's wife is scheduled to deliver the couple's first child Thursday between Games 4 and 5, reports the Toronto Star.
Hopefully the schedule sticks -- babies often have minds of their own. Muzzin, who has been a difference maker against the Bruins, plans on playing Wednesday night, witness the birth Thursday in Toronto and fly to Boston for Friday's game. "Everything's scheduled. I won't miss any time," Muzzin said. "It's rough timing. But it is what it is." Hopefully the baby sticks to the schedule. Muzzin will be pretty tired come Friday and that could affect his play. Congratulations to the Muzzins.
Muzzin made his return to practice Monday after he was absent from the team due to an illness, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Muzzin hasn't seen the ice since April 1 and finally made his return for Toronto's practice Monday. Head coach Mike Babcock proclaimed Saturday that Muzzin will be available for Game 1 against Boston on Thursday, and this news confirms that notion. The 30-year-old had 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 30 games for Toronto after being acquired from the Kings on Jan. 28.
Head coach Mike Babcock said that Muzzin (undisclosed) will be available for Game 1 of Toronto's series against Boston, Scott Wheeler of The Athletic reports.
Muzzin missed the last three games of the regular season with an undisclosed issue -- it's likely that the Leafs just wanted to keep the Ontario native ready for their postseason run. He had 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 30 games for Toronto after being traded from the Kings on Jan. 28.
Muzzin (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's matchup with Montreal, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
After missing Saturday's clash, Muzzin will have missed three consecutive games. With the third seed in the Atlantic Division wrapped up, the team likely just wants to keep the Ontario native fresh and ready for Game 1 against Boston. Martin Marincin will likely see more work on the blue line in Muzzin's absence.
Head coach Mike Babcock proclaimed that Muzzin (undisclosed) is unavailable for Thursday's home clash against the Lightning, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Muzzin was a late scratch for Tuesday's game against Carolina, and will be held out another game. With the third seed in the Atlantic Division wrapped up, rest could be the underlying reason for his absence. Muzzin has 37 points in 80 games this campaign, but Martin Marincin should likely continue fill in for him on the blue line.
Muzzin (undisclosed) was absent from warmups and won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Hurricanes, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
It's unclear if Muzzin's injury is serious, but the Maple Leafs are locked into the No. 3 spot in the Atlantic Division so they don't want to risk anything. Muzzin's next chance to enter the lineup will be Thursday versus the Lightning. Martin Marincin will fill in on defense for the time being.
Muzzin (illness) will suit up for Monday's tilt against the Islanders, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
The 30-year-old was a game-time call but will be in action as Toronto looks to clinch its postseason berth. Muzzin scored four goals and nine points in 14 games during March.
Muzzin is under the weather and will be a game-time decision versus the Islanders on Monday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Since joining the Leafs via trade, Muzzin tallied five goals and 11 helpers in 29 outings. The blueliner should continue to log over 21 minutes per game once he is cleared to return. If Muzzin can't suit up Monday, Calle Rosen figures to slot into the lineup against New York.
Muzzin scored two goals and added a power-play assist in Friday's 7-6 win over the Flyers.
He scored twice in 123 seconds near the end of the second period with the Leafs down 5-2 to kickstart the team's comeback. Muzzin now has four goals and 14 points in 22 games since the trade that brought him east from Los Angeles.
Muzzin scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 3-2 win over the Oilers.
Muzzin has really poured on the gas lately -- he has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his last eight games. It must be refreshing to play with so many offensive studs in Toronto. Take advantage.
Muzzin provided a pair of helpers in Monday's 6-2 win over the Flames.
Muzzin has six assists in his last six games, as well as 15 hits and 9 blocked shots in that span. He's done well with 10 points in 17 contests since being traded from the Kings, giving him 31 points in 67 games overall this season. With 150 hits and 120 blocks to his name, he can provide plenty of value to fantasy defense groups in a variety of formats.
Muzzin snagged an assist, two blocked shots, three hits and four shots on goal in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Oilers.
Muzzin escaped the barren scoring environment of Los Angeles, with the two-way defenseman having since recorded a goal and six helpers over 14 games in Toronto's punchy attack. The man from Woodstock, Ontario hasn't been much of a factor on the power play this season -- one goal and two helpers in that spot between the Kings and Leafs -- but he's not afraid to mash (142 hits) or jump into the line of fire (116 blocked shots). Keep Muzzin in mind when you need a DFS blueliner without having to break the bank.
Muzzin collected a pair of assists in the third period of Thursday's 6-3 win over the Golden Knights.
The second of the apples came shorthanded on a tally from forward Mitch Marner. Muzzin had gone four games without a point entering the contest, but including Thursday, he has racked up 11 hits and seven blocked shots in that span. He has averaged a modest 1:24 in power-play time since being traded from the Kings on Jan. 29, but the fourth-ranked Maple Leafs offense has plenty of points to go around in all situations.
Muzzin and Morgan Rielly were split up during Tuesday's win over Colorado and practiced on different pairings at practice Wednesday.
Muzzin practised with Nikita Zaitsev on Wednesday, while Ron Hainsey slotted back up with Rielly. Of course, Twitter exploded afterward with criticism of coach Mike Babcock. It remains to be seen if this is the new normal, a method to limit Jake Gardiner's exposure or a showcase of Zaitsev, who might be trade bait. Muzzin has logged heavy ice with the Leafs, but hasn't put up any points in his last four games.
Muzzin will prepare for his 500th career contest Wednesday evening against the Senators, Dave McCarthy of NHL.com reports.
With one-and-a-half seasons left on his five-year contract with the Kings, Muzzin was sent to the contending Maple Leafs on Jan. 28. He has looked quite comfortable with his new team, chipping in a goal, two helpers, five blocked shots and six hits over a three-game span. The skilled two-way defenseman has 52 goals and 164 assists in his eight-year career. Expect his offensive production to climb steadily now that he's on a Toronto team with the league's fourth-best offense.
Muzzin scored a power-play goal and added two assists at even strength in Monday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.
Faced with a familiar Pacific Division foe, the former King scored his first points in blue and white and showed why the Leafs were willing to part with a big package of future assets to land the defenseman before the trade deadline. Muzzin had only two points (both assists) with the man advantage through 50 games with Los Angeles this season, but a larger role on Toronto's power play should kick-start his production down the stretch.
Muzzin blocked two shots over 18:08 of ice time in his Maple Leafs debut Friday night. The Leafs lost to the Red Wings in overtime, 3-2.
The Kings sent Muzzin to Toronto for Carl Grundstrom, Sean Durzi and a 2019 first-round pick Monday, and there's a lot to look forward to in that regard. Muzzin figures to provide a stable presence on the top pair with Morgan Rielly, moving from the NHL's worst offense to the fifth-best scoring team in the league. One game is not nearly enough to draw conclusions about Muzzin's impact with the new club, but it is worth noting that he saw 51 seconds on the man advantage and 2:18 shorthanded in his Leafs debut. "It's going to be an adjustment, not just from sand to snow, but to a team that is so much faster," Muzzin said in a report by Dave Hogg of NHL.com. "As a defenseman, it is great to know that when those guys break out, I can lead them with the puck because they are going to go and get it."
Muzzin practiced with the Maple Leafs for the first time Thursday, and while he was paired with Morgan Rielly on the top pairing, coach Mike Babcock intends to start him on the left side for now, reports Mark Masters of TSN.ca.
This is a bit of a surprise, as speculation about a right-side deployment with Rielly has been the talk of the NHL since the deal went down. It may eventually come, but for now the Toronto blue line appears to be in major flux. Rielly is the one switching to his off side, not Muzzin. The Leafs did experiment with Muzzin as a second defender on the second-unit power play, but even that remains up in the air. Muzzin is a beast five-on-five and brings 40-point ability, but we need to see what Babcock decides once his new defender gets comfortable. Friday against Detroit will mark Muzzin's Maple Leafs debut.
Muzzin was sent to Toronto from Los Angeles on Monday in exchange for Carl Grundstrom, Sean Durzi and a 2019 first-round pick.
In the first "blockbuster" trade as the deadline approaches, Toronto added a major boost to its lacking blue line. Muzzin is a shutdown defenseman that has averaged over 21 minutes of ice time in each of the last five seasons. But he also has three 40-point campaigns on his resume and should see an even bigger role for the Leafs. This all bodes well for Muzzin's owners.
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