Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews will be out at least four weeks with a left shoulder injury, the team announced.
Matthews, 21, will be placed on injured reserve. He was hurt Saturday in the second period of the Leafs’ win over Winnipeg when he took a hit from Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba.
In 11 games this season, Matthews has 10 goals (tied for second in the NHL) and six assists. A right shoulder ailment limited him last season to 62 games, but he posted 34 goals and 29 assists.
—Goaltender Cory Schneider is accompanying the New Jersey Devils on their seven-game road excursion and will make his season debut sometime during the trip, coach John Hynes told reporters.
Schneider had offseason hip surgery and just completed a three-game conditioning stint for Binghamton of the American Hockey League. He pronounced himself ready to go on Monday.
Schneider went 17-16-6 with a 2.93 goals-against average in 40 appearances last season. He missed time with hip and groin injuries and underwent hip surgery on May 1. Keith Kinkaid is 5-2-1 with a 2.12 GAA this season as Schneider’s replacement.
—The NHL and MGM Resorts International announced a sports betting partnership.
Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the deal with the Las Vegas-based casino company. MGM becomes the NHL’s first sports betting partner, following the lead of the NBA and WNBA.
“The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity for fan engagement utilizing technology and data that are exclusive to our league,” Bettman said.
—Field Level Media