NHL 2024 Playoffs: Maple Leafs’ William Nylander Questionable for Game 2 vs Bruins

William Nylander is questionable for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs due to an undisclosed injury, having missed Game 1 and the Toronto Maple Leafs are seeking to recover from a recent loss and a series of defeats, especially against Boston.

William Nylander’s status? Questionable for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward is wrestling with an injury. Sadly, it kept him benched during Game 1.

He hit the ice on Sunday for an optional morning skate. This was after sitting out Saturday’s 5-1 defeat. According to Amalie Benjamin from NHL.com, it’s Nylander’s first appearance since the regular-season finale last Wednesday.

Nylander’s not just any player. He’s a key forward for the Maple Leafs. Last season? He racked up 98 points, landing second in team scoring. Oh, and that juicy eight-year, $92 million contract extension he signed back in January 2024? Yeah, that’s him.

The Maple Leafs? They’re itching to have him back. Especially after managing just one goal in Game 1. That lone goal? Courtesy of David Kampf, during the third period.

Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe’s take? “It’s a playoff series. Bounce back, move on, make adjustments. That’s the game.” He’s not wrong. Whether it’s a rough loss or an overtime heartbreaker, they’re down 1-0. Time to regroup.

The streak’s not great. The Maple Leafs have dropped their last five games. And their record against Boston? Winless in the last eight matchups. Tough times, indeed.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
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