William Nylander, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first-round pick (eighth overall) in 2014, could return from a concussion to play for Sweden in the semi-final of the World Junior Championship Monday.
Sportsnet’s Damien Cox reported on Saturday’s Headlines segment that “there is a chance” Nylander could skate against Finland. The forward suffered a hit to the head in the first game of the tournament and didn’t return.
Nylander has scored 34 points in 27 games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies this season.
Alex Nylander, William’s brother and prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft, leads Sweden in the tournament with eight points in five games.