New Update Concerning Jake Muzzin

Julien Trekker
March 27, 2023  (11:54)

Despite being sidelined due to a neck injury, Jake Muzzin remains a pivotal figure for the Toronto Maple Leafs, contributing both on and off the ice. The seasoned defenseman's leadership and presence are essential for the team's morale, as Muzzin continues to accompany the team on away games even though he is unable to play.

Muzzin Praised by Teammates and Coach

Fellow defenseman Mark Giordano commends Muzzin's positive impact, referring to him as "a valuable presence for the younger players." Morgan Rielly, another teammate, notes that Muzzin assumes multiple roles within the team, acting as a mentor, uncle, coach, and confidant. His close relationships and solid ties with the team ensure that his attendance during road trips and practice days is significant for the players.
Head coach Sheldon Keefe acknowledges Muzzin's worth, and unlike many coaches, does not consider the injured player a disruption.
Keefe remains hopeful for Muzzin's return, admitting that while it may be a long shot, his unwavering presence at the practice facility, games, and road trips is a testament to his character and commitment.
«Our players love having him around, enjoy his personality, his friendship and his leadership and his perspective on things. Now it's a different perspective, not being in uniform every day. Yet he still has connections to our team. He knows how we play and ultimately what the expectations are. He's got great bonds with our players, he's an integral piece of our leadership group and that won't change."

«We'll get everything we can out of him that way ... He wants to win as bad as anyone.»

Muzzin's teammates value his companionship, leadership, and wisdom, making him an indispensable member of the leadership group. As the team progresses, Muzzin's determination to win and contribute to the Maple Leafs' triumph will persist as a key factor in their journey.
As reported by Hockey Patrol - New Development On Jake Muzzin