William Nylander politely reminds Toronto media to stay in their lane

Mike Armenti
April 26, 2024  (1:44 PM)

William Nylander
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The Maple Leafs appear poised to welcome William Nylander back to the lineup for Game 4 against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, but as far as his ailment is concerned, he's happy to simply not discuss it.

Nylander was kept away from reporters in Toronto on Wednesday and Thursday in hopes of avoiding a bit of a media circus, but the team did make Nylander available to speak on Friday following practice.
Nylander was on the ice for Friday's full practice, donning a regular white sweater, typically reserved for bottom-six forwards who are projected to play. Nylander skated with Pontus Holmberg and Calle Jarnkrok on line 3, also taking reps on the top power play unit, signifying that his return is imminent.
When asked about his migraine issue by reporters on Friday, Nylander opted not to respond to the question, but did so in the most respectful way he could.
"Look, that's just personal, so I'm not going to get into that. But anything else you guys want to discuss..."

Nylander also told reporters that he doesn't feel that there's going to be any difficulty in jumping right into the series in Game 4, if he gets the green light from his coach. He mentioned that he has been skating for multiple days and implied that he still has very good conditioning, despite not playing since the season finale against Tampa Bay.
It shouldn't be surprising that Nylander didn't want to divulge any information about his perceived head injury or migraine issue. During the playoffs, coaches, GMs and players typically don't freely hand out too much information when it comes to their health.
At any rate, we should be focusing on the right part of the story here, which is that Nylander feels good, looked good during practice, and is very likely to jump in with both feet tomorrow night against the Bruins in a pivotal Game 4.
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William Nylander politely reminds Toronto media to stay in their lane

With William Nylander poised to return, do you think the Leafs come back and win the series against Boston?

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