Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews celebrating a goal during a home game in the NHL.
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Sheldon Keefe confirms Auston Matthews will play and go for 70 goals

Published April 17, 2024 at 5:12 PM

This afternoon Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe spoke to the media. During his time speaking he confirmed that the team will play Auston Matthews in their season finale.

Despite the Toronto Maple Leafs not having anything to play for tonight it was just announced their star player Auston Matthews will play. There had been a ton of speculation that Auston Matthews would sit out for preventative measures.

Auston Matthews will play tonight.

Sheldon Keefe says Joel Edmundson, Morgan Rielly, Jake McCabe are out tonight and the same forwards will play tonight as they did yesterday, including Auston Matthews.

Martin Jones in goal.

With Auston Matthews just one goal away from an incredible total of 70 his inclusion in the lineup was highly anticipated. Now what looked like a plateau he would not reach becomes more likely once again.

Auston Matthews is shooting for 70 goals. Nikita Kucherov is looking for his 100th assist.

We could see BOTH milestones hit tonight

Tune in tonight at 7 pm for what could be an absolutely historic night of hockey. Fingers crossed we get to see some magic happen in the hockey world despite the low stakes of the outcomes.
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Sheldon Keefe confirms Auston Matthews will play and go for 70 goals

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