Sheldon Keefe provides crucial health updates on pair of players missing from practice

The Leafs were shorthanded at their skate today.



The Toronto Maple Leafs are gearing up to participate in the NHL Global Series from Sweden, and ahead of their matchups against the Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild, they've skated with adjusted lineups in practice thanks to the absence of a pair of players.

Both David Kampf and John Klingberg were no-shows at today's practice session, sparking some concern on their availability for the upcoming pair of games overseas.

However, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe, there isn't much cause for alarm.

"Klingberg is just on a maintenance day," Keefe said. "It is a chance for him to get more treatment. We will continue to monitor his situation. We don’t think he will be on the ice tomorrow, either, but he should be okay to hit the ice on Wednesday. With some of the treatment that he is getting, he needs a couple of days to really help let that settle. He will get back on the ice with us."

As far as the status of Kampf is concerned, Keefe pointed to the fact that he was already battling an injury before getting banged up against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, something the head coach was clearly still unhappy about having gone unpenalized. 

"Kampf is going to be fine," Keefe said. "He just needs some of the swelling to go down on his face from the “clean” hit to the head that he took."

They skated with the following line combinations: 

Knies – Matthews – Marner
Bertuzzi – Tavares – Nylander
Robertson – Domi – Jarnkrok
McMann – Gregor – Reaves

Rielly – Brodie
Giordano – McCabe
Benoit – Lagesson

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