Leafs' Matthews misses practice, to be re-evaluated before Wednesday's game

Toronto Maple Leafs star centre Auston Matthews sat out today's practice as he continues to recover from what the team calls "general soreness."

Toronto centre played through 'general soreness' on Monday, recording an assist

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews, left, recorded an assist in Monday's 4-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights, giving him 19 points on the season. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Toronto Maple Leafs star centre Auston Matthews sat out Tuesday's practice as he continues to recover from what the team calls "general soreness."

Matthews was a game-time decision before Toronto's game against visiting Vegas on Monday night. He played and had an assist in more than 21 minutes of ice time in a 4-3 shootout win.

Toronto coach Mike Babcock told reporters that Matthews would be re-evaluated before Toronto's game against Minnesota on Wednesday.

Matthews has 10 goals and nine assists in 16 games this season.

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