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Leafs' F Knies out with illness vs. Rangers

Matthew Knies Toronto Maple Leafs Matthew Knies - The Canadian Press

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Matthew Knies will be out with an illness when his team takes on the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Knies, 21, has appeared in every game so far this season and had 17:05 of ice time during the Maple Leafs' 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders on Monday.

The 6-foot-3 forward has six goals and 11 points in 25 games this season.

Knies appeared in three regular season games last season and registered a goal and four points in seven playoff games last year.

The Phoenix native was drafted 57th overall by the Maple Leafs in the 2021 draft.