Breaking: Matthews returns to practice

Matthews update, and new lines at practice this morning.

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It was confirmed this morning that Auston Matthews would return to practice for the first time since suffering an upper-body injury earlier this month.

He had skated for several consecutive days, but only with the trainers - today marks the first time he joins his teammates since December 9th.

Matthews has 13 goals and 13 assists in 26 games this season. With the team potentially finally out of their offensive slump after an 8-1 drubbing of the Carolina Hurricanes this week, getting their best offensive weapon back in the lineup could mean huge things for a Toronto team that now has the Boston Bruins hot on their tail.