Report: Leafs prospect Nylander injured in Sweden

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander may have suffered an injury after taking an accidental skate to the head while playing for Modo of the Swedish Elite League.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2014 first-round draft pick William Nylander appears to have been injured in a game in Sweden on Saturday according to Uffe Bodin, editor-in-chief of

Nylander, 18, was accidentally hit in the head by a skate in a game against Skellefteå AIK. Bodin says Nylander may have suffered a concussion.

Uffe Bodin on Twitter

Nylander is playing with the Swedish Hockey League’s MODO, where, according to, he is second in team scoring with 14 points through 12 games.

The eight-overall selection had an impressive training camp with the Maple Leafs in the fall, but didn’t fit into the team’s plans this season.

Nylander would be a key component for Sweden at the upcoming 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships in Montreal and Toronto.

Countries do not need to finalize their rosters until Christmas Day.

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