Sheldon Keefe issues major update on William Nylander.
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Sheldon Keefe issues major update on William Nylander.

Sheldon Keefe provides a critical update on injured forward William Nylander ahead of Game 4.

Jonathan Larivee

The Toronto Maple Leafs got some good news on Saturday.

The Maple Leafs have been without one of their top forwards in William Nylander for the entirety of their opening round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Boston Bruins thus far, but that may be about to change.

Today, Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe spoke to reporters and provided a significant update on the status of Nylander as we rapidly approach Game 4 later this evening. Although Keefe would not go so far as to 100% confirm the fact that Nylander will indeed be on the ice tonight, he did indicate that he does expect Nylander to suit up for Game 4.

In this scenario you might expect that it would be forward Nicolas Robertson who is the odd man out, but interestingly enough Keefe has indicated that both Robertson and enforcer Ryan Reaves will remain on the fourth line with David Kampf. It sounds like Connor DeWar may be the Maple Leaf taking a seat on the sidelines tonight if Nylander does indeed return to the lineup.

Bobby McMann remains sidelined with an injury and quite frankly it doesn't sound like he's anywhere close to a return just yet.