Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews will be in St. Louis for the NHL All-Star Weekend, but he will not be “actively participating in any on-ice events,” the team announced Wednesday night.
Matthews, 22, is listed as day-to-day as he receives acute treatment for an ongoing wrist condition.
The American has been dealing with the wrist issue for at least three weeks and collectively the Leafs and all involved decided he needs the rest, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
Matthews hasn’t missed any time this season, playing in all 49 games for Toronto, accumulating a team-leading 34 goals and 57 points.
Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk will replace Matthews on the Atlantic Division roster for the All-Star Game.
In his second NHL season, Tkachuk, will be making his first All-Star game appearance.
The 20-year-old has 15 goals and 27 points in 48 games this season.
Forward Mitch Marner and goalie Frederik Andersen will represent Toronto on the ice during All-Star Weekend.
More to come.