Center Auston Matthews was back on the ice, practicing with the team for the first time since he suffered an upper body injury December 9.
Matthews returned to practice Friday for the first time since he suffered an upper-body injury on Dec.9.
The Leafs play the second game of a five-game road trip Saturday against the New York Rangers.
He has missed six straight games after he and a teammate collided in their 4-3 win over the Penguins in Pittsburgh.
Cold front brings another round of snow
Lesser amounts of 3 to 6 inches of snow were expected in the Mission Valley, with 2 to 3 inches possible in Missoula. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of central Montana through Friday.
It appeared that way during a practice at the MasterCard Centre on Friday morning. When Matthews missed four games with an upper-body issue earlier this season, the Leafs won all four.
Matthews remains the Leafs' scoring leader with 26 points (13 goals and 13 assists) in 26 games, one point ahead of Mitch Marner and James van Riemsdyk.
In Matthews' most-recent absence, the Leafs have compiled a record of 2-4-0. Matthews said he feels good, but the team has not indicated whether he will make is return at Madison Square Garden.
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