Nicholas Robertson back in Sheldon Keefe's doghouse?
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Nicholas Robertson back in Sheldon Keefe's doghouse?

Things appear to be trending in the wrong direction for Maple Leafs forward Nicholas Robertson once again.

Jonathan Larivee

Nicholas Robertson has had something of an up and down career as a Toronto Maple Leaf thus far, never quite breaking through as a full-time member of the main roster and unfortunately for the 22 year old forward things may once again be trending in a similar direction.

While it's still too early to tell if Robertson has once again fallen out of favor with head coach Sheldon Keefe, what is clear is that Keefe has not seen fit to play Robertson in the Maple Leafs' last two games. On Monday, Robertson was once again spotted skating with the extras, alongside Maple Leafs enforcer Ryan Reaves, a sign that he will be a healthy scratch for a third straight game.

The Maple Leafs welcome the San Jose Sharks to Toronto on Tuesday, so we won't have to wait long to find out for sure.

Robertson was having himself a decent season with 5 goals and 6 assists for a total of 11 points over 24 games played this season and that in spite of averaging just 10 minutes and 32 seconds of ice time a night. This season's 24 games at the NHL level are by far the most Robertson has had in a single season since being drafted in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2019 National Hockey League Entry Draft, and you have to wonder what will come next for the young forward if he finds himself taking up permanent residence in Sheldon Keefe's doghouse.