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Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs. (JEFF ROBERSON/AP)

Leafs' Matthews out for Wild matchup

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without star centre Auston Matthews when they host the Minnesota Wild tonight. Leafs coach Mike Babcock confirmed that Matthews is out day-to-day with what the team calls a lingering “upper-body injury.”

Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs. (JEFF ROBERSON/AP)

Matthews prediction correct

TORONTO - As much as the Maple Leafs got battered around on their four-game trip and made it clear to everyone watching they truly are a work in progress, a week of difficulty lies ahead.

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PHOTO: Canucks take down Blackhawks

Niagara Falls Canucks’ Matthew Caruso (19) is checked by Thorold Blackhawks’ Devon Thibodeau (4) during first-period action at the Frank Doherty arena in Thorold on Thursday.