Sweden’s William Nylander won’t play vs. Canada

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William Nylander is feeling better but won’t be in the lineup for Sweden’s game against Canada on Thursday at the world junior hockey championship.

The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect has been sidelined with a head injury after taking a hard hit in the first period of Sweden’s opening game against Switzerland.

Team doctors haven’t given a timeline for Nylander’s return, although they said Sunday they are hopeful he will be able to return at some point during the tournament.

Nylander, the leading scorer in the American Hockey League, was expected to be Sweden’s top player after finishing tied for second in tournament scoring a year ago. He scored Sweden’s opening goal against Switzerland before getting injured.