Toronto rookie Mitch Marner is day-to-day with an apparent shoulder injury after being forced to leave Wednesday’s loss in Columbus.
From the Canadian Press:
Leafs head coach Mike Babcock says he doesn’t know if the star rookie will be able to play Saturday against Ottawa.
The 19-year-old winger missed practice on Friday morning.
Marner crashed into the boards late in the second period of the 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets. He tried to stay in the game, but eventually departed for the dressing room early in the third.
Marner has a team-high 48 points in 56 games. The Leafs, currently clinging to the second wild-card spot in the East, certainly won’t want to lose the 19-year-old for long.
If Marner can’t go tomorrow, expect Nikita Soshnikov to take his spot in the lineup.