The Toronto Maple Leafs will be pulling back on a promising experiment on Wednesday night.
With Maple Leafs veteran center Tyler Bozak making his return to the line up after battling through what was believed to be a stomach virus, young Leafs forward William Nylander will once again be relegated to playing on the win.
Despite the move many believe that the future for Nylander as a Maple Leafs remains at the center position, and perhaps even more importantly it appears that is where Nylander himself would be most comfortable.
That being said this move does not mean the Leafs are giving up on Nylander as a center, anything but, it simply is a better fit for the team overall at the moment.
Bozak has also been at the center of a number of trade rumors this season, and as a player who is an unrestricted free-agent in the summer of 2018 a trade remains a serious option for the Maple Leafs.
Perhaps it's only a matter of time before Nylander adopts the position full-time once Bozak has moved on.
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