Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander did not play Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning because of a non-COVID-19 related illness.
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William Nylander, who missed tonight’s game with a non-COVID illness, will travel with the team and may be able play @TSN_Edge
He missed practice on Sunday because of the ailment. Head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters after the game that Nylander will travel with the team and may be able to play as they take on the Florida Panthers Tuesday night in a back-to-back.
Forward Kyle Clifford drew into the lineup in Nylander's place, playing on the fourth line alongside Colin Blackwell and Wayne Simmonds. Toronto went on to win the game 6-2 behind a hat trick from Auston Matthews.
Nylander has scored 26 goals and 38 assists over 68 games in 2021-22, his seventh season in the NHL.