Mitch Marner day to day after crash in Columbus

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Dan Hamilton / USA TODAY Sports

Mitch Marner was absent from practice Friday morning, but the Toronto Maple Leafs rookie seems to have avoided a serious injury after crashing into the boards Tuesday versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Leafs head coach Mike Babcock told reporters that he's day to day, and his availability for Saturday's seismic clash versus the Ottawa Senators will be determined later by the medical team.

Marner briefly returned to Tuesday's game, testing out the apparent shoulder injury, but ultimately exited not long after the fall.

It's believed that he underwent an MRI on Thursday.

Marner was the NHL's rookie scoring leader with 15 goals and 48 points at the time of the injury. Patick Laine has since matched Marner, scoring four goals in his last two games.