William Nylander News
Toronto Maple Leafs
Nylander (illness) is expected to play Thursday vs. the Devils.
Nylander (illness) missed Monday’s practice; expected to be ready for Thursday’s game vs. New Jersey.
Nylander missed today’s practice, but the Maple Leafs are off until Thursday, so expect him to be fine and ready to go against New Jersey.
The Maple Leafs have recalled William Nylander from Toronto (AHL).
Nylander, 19, has skated in 37 regular season games with the Marlies this season and ranks tied for ninth in league scoring with 45 points (18G / 27A). The 19-year-old was one of three Marlies players selected to skate in the 2016 AHL All-Star Game. Nylander was drafted by Toronto in the 1st round (8th overall) during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
The Maple Leafs have reassigned William Nylander.
Nylander will head back to Sweden and play for Modo for a second season. The 2014 eighth overall pick had a strong camp with the Maple Leafs, but will have to wait a year for another shot at making the NHL roster. The Leafs had a lot of competition at forward, so letting the 18-year-old grow for another season was probably the best decision for his future.