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Insider addresses the concern in Toronto surrounding Mitch Marner's injury

Published March 11, 2024 at 10:52
BY MIKE ARMENTI

On Thursday night in Boston, not only did the Leafs suffer a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Bruins, but they also lost a pretty important piece in Mitch Marner to an unfortunate injury, which is believed to have happened on this play:


Marner was slow to get up and was hobbling on the bench, but did manage to remain in the game. However, when the time came to suit up for the morning skate on Saturday ahead of a meeting with the Canadiens in Montreal, Marner was nowhere to be found.

The Leafs confirmed on Saturday that Marner was listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury, but up until today, we haven't heard anything else. This morning, however, TSN's Darren Dreger provided the latest information on Marner.


"I don't get the sense that it's overly concerning, but we're also at that point of the year where you're not going to get specific intelligence on the type of injury, even though it seems somewhat clear. We'll have to check back. All I got yesterday when I checked was he'll be re-evaluated.

We might hear something today, we'll see. But again, I don't want to sound any alarm bells. I didn't get the sense that it was overly concerning." - Dreger on Marner's lower-body injury

Dreger did also mention that we could have an official update from the team as early as today. The Leafs don't play again until Thursday, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Marner sit out another practice or two as a precaution, just to ensure that he's as close to 100% as he can be before he makes his return to the lineup. With the playoffs coming up in a few weeks, it only makes sense for the team to err on the side of caution.

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