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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
37-15-4 78
33-12-11 77
30-16-8 68
30-22-5 65
29-20-6 64
24-27-4 52
22-25-8 52
23-27-3 49

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 13 23 6 14:15 27

Top Matthew Knies News

  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Snaps 17-game goal drought

    Knies scored a goal and added an assist Saturday in a 5-3 loss to the Senators.

    The goal, which snapped a 17-game goal drought, came on a smart deflection of a Mitchell Marner shot from in tight. Knies has just 20 points in 48 games, but fantasy managers should continue to exercise patience. It's easy to forget that Knies is a rookie with only 51 games played in his career. He has tremendous potential and the kind of game that the Leafs need should they make the postseason. But Knies isn't going put up loads of points this season -- remember, he was playing college hockey at this time last year.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Assists in back-to-back games

    Knies (knee) picked up an assist Thursday in a 4-3 OT loss to the Islanders.

    Thankfully, he was no worse for wear after twisting his knee at practice. Knies has an assist in two consecutive games. He has shown bursts of impressive effort this season, but he hasn't been able to convert that to consistent offense. Knies has one goal in his last 11 games. And in his last 16 games since the start of Dec, Knies has just six points, including two goals. His future is bright, but he's a tough fantasy play in single-year formats right now.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Expected to play Thursday

    Knies (knee) is expected to be in the lineup versus the Islanders on Thursday, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic reports.

    There was plenty of concern when Knies needed help off the ice at practice Wednesday, but he evidently only twisted his knee. Knies is seeing first-line action alongside Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner, but he isn't seeing much power-play time, logging a total of 2:40 of ice time with the man advantage in his last 10 games. Knies has eight goals, seven assists, 63 hits and 52 shots on goal in 36 games this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Could still play Thursday

    Knies (leg) has not been ruled out against the Islanders on Thursday, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

    Knies appears to have avoided a serious injury after being helped off the ice at practice Wednesday. If he suits up versus New York, the 21-year-old Arizona native should maintain his place on the top line with Auston Matthews. Despite that plum assignment, Knies remains stuck in a six-game goalless streak during which he's recorded a mere seven shots.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Injured at practice

    Knies suffered a leg injury at practice Wednesday and needed help getting off the ice, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    Knies has been a mainstay on the top line with Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner this season but now could be in danger of missing out against the Islanders on Thursday. If the 21-year-old Knies can't play, it could mean a promotion for Tyler Bertuzzi or Max Domi to a first-line role.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Goals few and far between

    Knies scored a goal Wednesday in a 4-2 loss to Ottawa. It was his eighth of the season.

    Auston Matthews' shot deflected off Knies' skate in the slot at 5:41 of the first to open the scoring. It was Knies first goal in four games, and it was just his second goal and fourth point in his last 12 games. He shows tremendous presence and potential on the ice, but like so many young players, Knies can be a challenging play with many dry spells.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Gordie Howe hat trick in return

    Knies scored a goal and added an assist in a 7-0 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

    Knies missed two games due to illness, but looked none the worse for wear when he roared in on Tristan Jarry early in the first frame, held off a defender and lifted a backhand over the netminder's glove from the top of the crease. He fought Pens defender John Ludvig in the first and had an assist on Max Domi's second period goal to complete his Gordie Howe hat trick. Knies is tied for fifth on the NHL rookie goal list, with seven tallies, and he currently on a 40-point pace.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Expected back Saturday

    Knies (illness) will likely rejoin the Leafs on Saturday against Pittsburgh, per David Alter of The Hockey News.

    Knies had missed Toronto's last two games with an illness, but it appears he's on track to return Saturday against the Penguins. He has six goals and 11 points through 25 games this season. The 21-year-old rookie will likely return to a top-line role alongside Auston Matthews and William Nylander.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Ruled out again

    Knies (illness) will not be available versus Columbus on Thursday, Luke Fox of Sportsnet reports.

    Knies skated Thursday morning but won't be ready to suit up against the Blue Jackets. The 21-year-old winger is currently mired in a six-game goal drought during which he has registered just six shots while recording a lone assist. Still, once cleared to play, the youngster could be thrust back into a top-six role while seeing opportunities with the No. 2 power-play unit.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Won't play Tuesday

    Knies (illness) won't be in the lineup Tuesday versus the Rangers.

    Knies has accounted for six goals, 11 points, 33 shots on net and 47 hits in 25 games this season. Noah Gregor will play on the top line with Auston Matthews and William Nylander due to Knies' absence.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Third goal in five games

    Knies scored a goal Saturday in a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh.

    Knies drove the net and punched in a rebound in the first period that put the Leafs up 2-1. It was his third goal in five games and sixth in 19 this season. Knies is seeing time alongside first-line studs Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner, and he doesn't look out of place. The 21-year-old Knies is on the rise.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Records three points Monday

    Knies collected a goal and two assists in a 6-5 overtime win over Tampa Bay on Monday.

    Knies has three goals and seven points in 12 contests this year. That's not a bad start for the 21-year-old forward, but his offense is almost entirely due to two three-point games -- weirdly enough both against Tampa Bay. His other came Oct. 21 in Toronto's 4-3 overtime victory over the Lightning. That level of inconsistency is bound to frustrate fantasy managers, but Knies does have a lot of potential and has gotten looks in a top-six capacity.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Posts power-play helper

    Knies recorded a power-play assist and three hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars.

    Knies dropped down to the third line for this game. He helped out on Tyler Bertuzzi's third-period marker as the Maple Leafs' second power-play unit made some noise. Knies saw 52 seconds of power-play time Thursday after drawing just 10 seconds with the man advantage over the first six games. He has four points, nine shots on net, eight hits, six PIM and a plus-1 rating through seven outings while mainly working in a middle-six role.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Short circuits Bolts to force OT

    Knies scored twice in the third period and added an assist Saturday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Lightning.

    Knies' goals tied the game and forced overtime. They were his first regular-season NHL goals. He scored in the postseason last year, and interestingly enough, seven of Knies' eight NHL points have come against the Bolts when you add in those playoff games.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Shuffles up to second line

    Knies will skate on the second line with John Tavares and William Nylander Thursday versus Florida, reports The Athletic.

    Knies doesn't have a point in three games, but he's played well. He's chased down pucks, created opportunities for his line mates and has shown strong puck management, something the Maple Leafs need on line two. Knies played briefly with John Tavares last postseason and looked like a veteran doing it, not a kid out of college and playing pro for the first time. The Leafs are on a five-game road trip and Knies will get a chance to show off his skills away from the intensity of home ice. His fantasy value could be on the rise.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Adds penalty killing to arsenal

    Knies scored a shorthanded goal in a preseason contest against Montreal on Friday.

    Knies showed off a dimension in his game that perhaps wasn't showcased before. His hustle on the penalty kill was outstanding, and he could have had a couple more goals there if the puck had bounced the right way. Knies continues to show why he deserves a top-six gig. He's smart and poised on both sides of the puck, has a great motor and uses his body to hold off opponents while protecting the puck.

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  • Maple Leafs' Matthew Knies: Set for prospects tournament

    Knies (concussion) will participate in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament, which begins Thursday.

    Knies will be part of Toronto's 26-man roster for the tournament after sustaining a concussion during the second round of the postseason against Florida. The 20-year-old forward could end up in a middle-six role with the Maple Leafs going into the 2023-24 season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 21
Experience: 1