Matthews ‘feel­ing way bet­ter,’ Bab­cock says

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Maple Leafs cen­tre Aus­ton Matthews has taken an­other step to­wards re­turn­ing to Toronto’s lineup. The 20-yearold suited up for his irst full prac­tice Mon­day since su er­ing a shoul­der in­jury on Feb. 22. He was still wear­ing a red non-con­tact jer­sey, but head coach Mike Bab­cock was en­cour­aged to see his young star last an en­tire ses­sion. “He’s ob­vi­ously feel­ing way bet­ter,’’ Bab­cock told re­porters.

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