Marner leaves Maple Leafs practice early after ‘scary’ collision with Muzzin

Mitch Marner’s status for Saturday’s game in Minnesota is uncertain after the Toronto Maple Leafs winger was on the sour end of an accidental collision with teammate Jake Muzzin during Friday’s practice.

Marner hit the ice after the hit and needed a few moments to rise to his feet.

“It’s scary. I just hope everyone’s OK,” goaltender Joseph Woll told reporters.

“Two very important players on our team, and Mitchy looked like he took a little bit of the worst of it. So, I hope he’s good. He’s a battler, so I’m sure he’ll be fine and do everything he can to be playing.”

After expressing some frustration to Muzzin, Marner skated off the Ford Performance Centre ice early for precautionary reasons. He was accompanied by a member of the club’s medical staff.

“We’ll see how he is in the morning. It’s not looking like anything serious at this point. He’s going to travel and all that kind of stuff and prepare to play, but we’ll see how he is in the morning,” head coach Sheldon Keefe said before the club chartered west.

“I was told there was a little bit of an exchange right before I came out here, but especially those two guys, I don’t worry about that kind of stuff at all. Things happen out there, whether it’s practice, games, whatever. Our team’s really close, and that kind of stuff will be shaken off pretty quickly.”

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