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Keefe: No update on Knies after collision with Marchand

Matthew Knies Toronto Maple Leafs Matthew Knies - Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Matthew Knies exited Thursday’s game against the Boston Bruins in the first period after a collision with Brad Marchand.

Knies remained down on the ice after the players skated into each other in front of the Bruins' net, before eventually getting to the bench under his own power.

The 21-year-old initially remained on the bench before heading to the team’s dressing room.

After the game, head coach Sheldon Keefe did not have an update on Knies' condition.

He also said that he had no problem with the collision that caused his player to leave the game.

"Their guy realizes that he's on the tracks quicker than our guys & prepares for it," Keefe said after the game. "That's all I see there."

Knies has appeared in 60 games this season and has 11 goals with 15 assists.

The Phoenix native was selected 57th overall in the second round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.