Chris Johnston is in his 14th season covering the NHL and fifth for Sportsnet. His career began with The Canadian Press and has covered 10 Stanley Cup finals and two Olympics. He is a frequent contributor to Sportsnet's TV and radio platforms and a regular guest on the "Puck Talks" speaking series.
Leafs, Nylander keeping expectations modest ahead of season debut
William Nylander finally got to rejoin the Leafs for a 20-minute skate Thursday and will jump straight back into the lineup against Detroit. But with the talented Swede having last played competitively more than seven months ago, expectations are being tempered.