Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe says William Nylander ‘a possibility’ for Game 3

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe gives an update on William Nylander's injury status ahead of Game 3 against the Boston Bruins listing him as a possibility and discusses how his team has filled the void with him out of the lineup.

Toronto Maple Leafs star winger William Nylander could be back in the lineup for Game 3 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins.

Nylander, who dressed in all 82 games during the regular season, has yet to suit up in the series due to an undisclosed injury.

Although head coach Sheldon Keefe did not provide an update on Nylander’s status Tuesday morning, he did open the door for a potential return Wednesday as the series shifts to Toronto.

“Well, obviously, no update today because not much happening for us today except for getting ready to travel,” Keefe said. “But he’s a possibility for us tomorrow, I guess, is all we would say.”

The Maple Leafs edged the Bruins 3-2 Monday night to draw even at 1-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Nylander finished second on the team in scoring during the regular season with a career-high 98 points (40 goals and 58 assists).

The 27-year-old Nylander had four goals and 10 points in 11 games during the playoffs last year.

Watch Game 3 between the Maple Leafs and Bruins live Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and SN+.

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