Toronto Maple Leafs To Be Without Defenseman

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without defenseman Jake Muzzin, as he has entered COVID-19 protocol. 

The Maple Leafs are continuing to get hit extremely hard with this current surge, as they now have 14 players in total out because of it. At this juncture, John Tavares, Morgan Rielly, William Nylander, Jack Campbell, Alex Kerfoot, T.J. Brodie, Wayne Simmonds, Jason Spezza, Travis Dermott, Ilya Mikheyev, Rasmus Sandin, David Kampf and Petr Mrazek are all sidelined because of it, too. 

In 30 games this season, Muzzin has a goal and nine points. With that, he also has a minus-2 rating, so it hasn't necessarily been the most dominant of campaigns. Yet, with the Leafs already having so many players currently out, his absence isn't ideal in the slightest.

The Maple Leafs are set to play on December 29th against the Pittsburgh Penguins. This is assuming, of course, that the game isn't postponed. If it isn't, it will be interesting to see how many of their players are cleared to play by then. Muzzin will likely not be one of them, though. 

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