Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe announced that Nylander will suit up for the Marlies for the first time since December 18 following the club’s morning skate Friday.
— Todd Crocker (@HockeyCrock) January 29, 2016
Nylander suffered a concussion in Team Sweden’s opening game at the 2016 World Junior Championship when he was hit by Switzerland’s Chris Egli.
Nylander could have returned to the lineup sooner, but the 19-year-old forward revealed Friday that an appendicitis diagnosis kept him on the shelf longer than planned.
Before departing for the world juniors, Nylander led the AHL in scoring with 14 goals, 20 assists in 27 games.
The Marlies currently sit in first overall in the AHL with a 35-8-2 record.