It would have been impressive, of course, had he successfully loaded the puck onto his blade and artfully tucked it inside the post as Svechnikov did a few games back, but the end result from a failed effort was almost just as special.
The club announced on Sunday that Marner underwent an MRI exam on his injured ankle and will be out of the lineup for a minimum of four weeks.
In the highlight - which looks more painful the slower it is played - Marner's left leg kicks out as he falls to the ice, and his right foot is stuck behind.More news: Republican moderate breaks with party over identifying whistleblower
He twice tried to return before getting pulled from the game by trainers and didn't travel to Chicago with his teammates.
Without knowing the full extent of Marner's injury, and with the absence of Zach Hyman, it is impossible to say that any winger is set in stone to play alongside Tavares. "He's on the power play, he's on the penalty kill, he's a big part of that line [with John Tavares], obviously". I think that's a little positive you can take. Leafs winger Andreas Johnsson played the 100th game of his National Hockey League career.More news: Near Record Cold Wednesday
Marner, 22, is the Leafs' second-leading scorer with 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 18 games this season.
It seems critical that the Maple Leafs receive some contributions from the Tavares line at 5-on-5, or risk continuing to chase games as they have over the last four.
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"I don't know what the scoop is on Mitch at all, so I'm not going to try to pretend I do".