Nylander late for team meeting, status for Tuesday uncertain
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters that William Nylander was late for a meeting Monday and may not play Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks.
Sheldon Keefe said William Nylander was late for a meeting today, hence the taxi squad grey.— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) April 19, 2021
Wasn't going to play tomorrow because of it; that will be reassessed ahead of the game.
He skated at practice wearing taxi squad grey and was originally not going to play Tuesday but the coaching staff will reassess Nylander's participation on Tuesday in the wake of Zach Hyman's injury.
Keefe told reporters that Hyman is expected to miss a minimum of two weeks after taking a knee-on-knee hit from Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alex Edler Sunday night. Edler was suspended two games by NHL Player Safety earlier on Monday.
Nylander registered one goal and one assist in 21:00 of ice time as the Leafs fell 3-2 in overtime to the Canucks Sunday. He has 14 goals and 18 assists for 32 points in 40 games so far this season for Toronto.