Ny­lan­der beats dead­line, signs six-year deal with Maple Leafs

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - FROM NHL -

Cen­ter Wil­liam Ny­lan­der’s con­tract im­passe with the Toronto Maple Leafs ended just be­fore Satur­day’s dead­line.

The 22-year-old re­stricted free agent signed a six-year, $41.77 mil­lion con­tract. A Cal­gar­y­born Swede selected eighth in the 2014 NHL draft, Ny­lan­der had to sign by the dead­line to be el­i­gi­ble to play in the NHL this season.

Ny­lan­der is com­ing off back-to-back 61-point sea­sons, in­clud­ing a 20-goal, 41-as­sist cam­paign in 2017-18. He has 48 goals and 87 as­sists for 135 points in 185 NHL games.

■ Cen­ter Filip Fors­berg, Nashville’s top scorer with 14 goals and 22 points this season, was placed on in­jured re­serve with an up­per-body in­jury. With right wing Vik­tor Arvids­son (bro­ken thumb) and de­fense­man P.K. Sub­ban (up­per body) al­ready on IR, the Preda­tors’ top three scor­ers from 2017-18 are side­lined.


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