There has been no update as to what is specifically hurting Kessel but according to Sportsnet's Damien Cox, he has speculated that Kessel might have a back and/or hand injury. Kessel’s health has left the Leafs’ organization to discuss whether he needs more off-days to heal, as per a tweet from Elliotte Friedman.
Despite dealing with multiple injuries, Kessel has still been able to play well for the Leafs, including recording four points (two goals, two assists) in his past three games.
Kessel has 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) so far this season.
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