Toronto Maple Leafs Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Marner, who has six points (four goals, two assists) in his last six games, was paired with the slumping Auston Matthews at the Leafs' practice Monday morning, reports Jonas Siegel of The Athletic.
Impact: This pairing may not survive to next practice. Or it could be coach Mike Babcock's go-to for the next Leafs game. That's just how Babs rolls. In any event, Marner could ignite Matthews in a way the young superstar desperately needs right now. No matter who he plays with, Marner is an elite offensive performer. Use him with confidence.
News: Matthews has just three assists and a minus-11 rating in his last seven games.
Impact: He has also scored just one goal in his last 13 games (dating back to Dec. 22). Coach Mike Babcock continues to shuffle lines in practice and in games to try to spark his young superstar, but to no effect so far. Matthews was with Mitch Marner at practice Monday, but there's no guarantee that will stick. Nonetheless, Matthews will be fine in due time and should continue to be counted on in fantasy.
News: Hyman picked up an assist Sunday in a 4-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Impact: Hyman has two points in his last three games. He's a solid performer and hard-working asset on any of the top three lines. Hyman won't deliver power-play points, but he can pitch in a point every couple games. That means his value is restricted to deep formats.
News: Hainsey continues to log heavy minutes among the Leafs' top four defenders.
Impact: At 37, Hainsey is probably a little long in the tooth to be logging up to 22-23 minutes a night on the top pairing. But coach Mike Babcock likes his game. Hainsey acts as a ballast for the smooth-skating Morgan Rielly, so don't expect much offense. He has a modest four goals and 12 assists in 48 games this season.
News: Gauthier's assist Sunday in a 4-2 loss to Arizona was his first point in 10 games.
Impact: Gauthier is a trench digger -- he slugs it out game in and game out, and rarely picks up points. But Sunday, Goat skated with the talented William Nylander on his wing and that probably helped him deliver that point. He won't have Nylander as his wing man for long, so don't expect him to become a fantasy factor. Gauthier has just two goals and six assists in 39 games.