Maple Leafs’ Nylander injured in world junior game

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander left Team Sweden’s game versus Team Switzerland at the 2016 World Junior Championship after suffering a hit to the head.

Swiss forward Chris Egli caught Nylander with his head down, blindsiding him near centre ice midway through the first period.

Upon returning to the bench, Nylander made his way to the dressing room with a team doctor. Egli was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct on the play. Nylander did not return to the game.

Nylander, the Maple Leafs’ 2014 first-round pick (8th overall), leads the American Hockey League in scoring with 14 goals and 34 points in 27 games with the Toronto Marlies.

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