Maple Leafs’ Bobby McMann will miss remainder of regular season

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Arun Srinivasan
11 days ago
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Bobby McMann will miss the final two games of the regular season, head coach Sheldon Keefe revealed Monday via Sports Illustrated’s David Alter.
Max Domi will also miss Tuesday’s game against the Florida Panthers and will likely be held out of the season finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.
McMann left Saturday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings with a lower-body injury after colliding with Alex DeBrincat and did not return. Keefe did not provide an immediate update on his status post-game.
“We’ve got a week here before we get going so we’ll see where he’s at as that approaches,” Keefe said of McMann’s playoff availability via TSN’s Mark Masters.
McMann has emerged as an increasingly important part of the Maple Leafs’ forward corps, taking a major leap from February onwards. The 27-year-old recorded 15 goals and 24 points in 56 games, recently featuring on a line alongside John Tavares and Mitch Marner.
Domi has emerged as one of the NHL’s best playmakers at 5-on-5 and his game has completely ascended when paired with Auston Matthews and Tyler Bertuzzi. He has been working through an undisclosed injury and it’s likely the Maple Leafs are taking precautionary measures to ensure he’ll be ready to go for the start of the playoffs. Domi recorded nine goals and 47 points in 80 games this season, while often vacillating between center and wing.
Calle Jarnkrok practiced in a limited capacity Monday but isn’t ready to play and it appears unlikely that he’ll be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs. Jarnkrok broke his knuckle during a Jan. 26 practice and missed over a month of action, then suffered another hand injury against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 14.
Jarnkrok recorded 10 goals and 21 points in 52 games and has been one of the Maple Leafs’ most reliable players, capable of slotting into each of the team’s four lines.
“He’s more in a day-to-day situation,” Keefe said of Jarnkrok via Alter. “Unfortunately, we’re running out of schedule here, but we’ll just have to see where he is. He’s gonna be traveling with us.”
Joseph Woll will start Tuesday against the Panthers and it remains unclear who will start Wednesday against the Lightning.

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