Auston Matthews is officially OUT for Game 6 this evening
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Auston Matthews is officially OUT for Game 6 this evening

How we feelin', Leafs fans?

Trevor Connors

UPDATE: Matthews is officially OUT for Game 6.

Read below for our earlier report on this developing story.

NHL insider Chris Johnston has issued a quick update on injured and/or ill Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews this morning, hours ahead of Game 6 against the Boston Bruins.

Johnston reports that Matthews skated on his own this morning and did not join his team for the formal gameday skate. Johnston reports that this does NOT bode well for Matthews' availability in Game 6.

From Johnston:

Stay tuned for any official updates on Matthews' status as we get closer to game time.

Read below for our earlier report on the Leafs' AHL call-ups made yesterday.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made some pretty significant minor league call-ups today, after their AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies have been eliminated from the AHL's Calder Cup Playoffs.

In total, the Leafs have called up 9 players from the AHL.

Joining the NHL squad are Dennis Hildeby, Kyle Clifford, Topi Niemela, Alex Steeves, Marshall Rifai, Maxime Lajoie, Mikko Kokkonen, Dylan Gambrell and Nick Abruzzese.

These players are all likely to watch from the press box, but there's a chance that veteran Kyle Clifford slots in to the lineup to give the team some beef against the Bruins this evening. Personally though... I wouldn't count on it. The veteran forward hasn't played an NHL game in over a calendar year and he simply can't keep up at an NHL pace anymore. 

All eyes, of course, will be on Leafs superstar Auston Matthews today to see what his status is for Game 6. Stay tuned.

Source: Mark Masters