Toronto Maple Leafs star forward William Nylander
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William Nylander absent from practice the eve of game 1 vs the Bruins

Published April 19, 2024 at 1:44 PM

In breaking news today, William Nylander was missing from the Toronto Maple Leafs' practice session ahead of game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Nylander has been experiencing a bit of a slump leading into the playoffs, but his absence from practice raises concerns for Leafs fans. With just one day left before the Leafs face off against the Boston Bruins in the postseason, Nylander's whereabouts remain unknown.

In addition to Nylander, Bobby McMann was also absent from practice due to a lower-body injury.

William Nylander is not on the ice at Leafs practice

Bobby McMann (lower body) is also absent

This absence could pose significant challenges for the Leafs, especially if Nylander is unable to perform at his best in game 1. Unless there's a personal reason for his absence, Nylander's presence is crucial for the Leafs' strategy of maintaining a balanced offense.

Stay tuned for more details, as head coach Sheldon Keefe is expected to provide an explanation for Nylander's absence after practice.

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