In this issue of the Toronto Maple Leafs news and rumors, I will look at some of the team’s injury reports. The good news is that goalkeeper 1B Peter Mrazek (Peter Mrazek) is skating again and will go on a road trip with the team.
Secondly, I want to share a piece of news. Unlike his predecessor Mike Babcock, Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keef has different ideas on how to deploy his starting and substitute goalkeepers in back-to-back games.Specifically, the report is Michael Hutchinson Will start tonight’s game against the San Jose Sharks. Then, tomorrow night, when the Maple Leafs hit the road, starter Jack Campbell will play against the well-rested but injured Pittsburgh Penguins online.
Finally, Ondrej Kase is skating again, and it looks like he may be ready to participate in the competition. Finally, I will comment on Mitch Marner’s slow start to the season and hope that his life on the ice will change as his long-time partner Auston Matthews is now back on the ice.
Project 1: Petr Mrazek takes the maple leaf on the road
In some very good news, Peter Mrazek Is skating and will join the Maple Leafs on the team’s upcoming road trip. It looks like Mrrazek’s groin injury has healed enough to allow him to join his teammates in the three road trips that began in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Mrazek’s recovery from an October 14 groin injury was faster than expected. The initial prediction was that the injury would leave him out for at least two weeks. However, unless there is a setback, Mrazek is likely to start one of the three games before next Wednesday. This is really good news for the team.
Item 2: Jack Campbell received a call against the Penguins
Perhaps this is a bit surprising, because the traditional view is that when back-to-back games come, coaches will play harder games for their substitute goalkeepers. Before the start of the 2021-22 regular season, on paper, tonight’s game against the Sharks looks to be the easier of the two games. Maple Leaf rested, but Shark did not. Smart money will say that if the Maple Leafs win one of these two games, tonight’s game will be a bet.
However, Keef made a different decision. Instead of using starting Jack Campbell tonight, Campbell will go online in Saturday’s game Against the Penguins. Campbell’s record this season is 2-0-1, the average number of goals scored in the four games is 1.18, and the save rate is 0.953. Campbell looked good throughout the season.
Even lost to the New York Rangers in overtime. Campbell is not very busy. However, when he was called, he made most of the saves he needed-except for overtime. Nevertheless, he cannot be blamed for that loss.
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Perhaps Keef also saw the situation clearly and decided to start the 29-year-old Campbell against the Penguins. This team itself was a bit frustrated. The Penguins will not have leader Sidney Crosby, who, like Auston Matthews, is sidelined after wrist surgery. Evgeni Malkin is sidelined with a knee injury, and Bryan Rust also has undisclosed injuries. In the end, forward Jeff Carter and goalkeeper Tristan Jari are both under the COVID-19 agreement).
Article 3: Michael Hutchinson starts fighting the sharks tonight
Keef decided to start Michael Hutchinson Against San Jose in the home game against the Sharks tonight. This will be the beginning of Hutchinson’s regular season. The 31-year-old goalkeeper had a stable performance almost every time he played last season, with a record of 4-2-1, an average of 2.42 goals per game, and a save rate of 0.919 in limited moves. He will try to defeat the amazing Sharks, which started the season with a 3-0-0 record and scored 11 goals in the process. The Sharks defeated the Senators 2-1 in Ottawa last night.
After Petr Mrazek was injured, Hutchinson urgently joined the Leafs on Saturday. With Mrazek on the road with the team, Hutchinson is likely to stay in Toronto and return to the Mali team.
Item 4: Ondrej Kase seems ready to return to the game
Ondrej Kase was injured by blocking a shot with his foot during Monday’s Rangers game, and then missed Tuesday’s training.Obviously, the test showed no serious complications, and He returned to the ice for Thursday’s training Skating with partners David Kampf and Alex Kerfoot.
What’s next for Maple Leaf?
As mentioned earlier, the Maple Leafs will face the Sharks tonight. The trio worth seeing will be the first team Mickey Mana, Nick Rich and Matthews. Both Manner and Rich started slowly. In fact, Mana only got one assist in four games. However, Coach Keefe pointed out that he did not see any frustration.
Specifically, Keefe pointed out: “I think he feels good, and I think he did a lot of good things. He and Auston started where they left (losing to the Rangers in overtime on Monday). Obviously, this doesn’t. Not suitable for them, but I think their chemistry is there.” (From “Mickey Manner started slowly, but the Maple Leafs is not worried about him,” Mark Zwolinsky, Toronto Star, 20/10/21).
Kiefe added: “For Mickey, the focus is on production. He was one of the league’s top scorers last year, and he has always been like this. Without ice hockey, he did a lot of good things for us. I’m not worried about the offensive side, it will come.”
It is great to see these three perform well.
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