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Nylander opens up about his injury issues following game 7 loss

Published May 5, 2024 at 2:35 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs season ended Saturday; however, through the entirety of the playoffs, like every team that gets to this point in the season, the team was hit the injury bug hard and typically were mum on what everyone was dealing with; however, there was glaring speculation throughout.


One of those who missed some time early during the team's first-round matchup against the Boston Bruins was William Nylander. Nylander, who had been reported absent due to either concussion-related symptoms or a migraine, shed light on the situation:

I don't know exactly what it was. They kept me precautionary to see what was going on. I had a migraine but in case it could have been a concussion... once I started feeling better they let me play.

When asked about his absence further, the Maple Leafs most consistent forward during the regular season shared the following candidly and as honestly as he possibly could:

The situation is very complicated it's hard to explain exactly what it is," admitted Nylander. "My vision goes, I can't really see out of my eyes it gets kind of messed up, so yeah it's hard to play.

Along with missing Joseph Woll for game seven, it was apparent that, although not the sole purpose of the inconsistent play across the board, the timing of each injury didn't help the cause, and now Leafs Nation again sits wondering what could have been with a healthy roster.

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