Toronto Maple Leafs' forward William Nylander in a press conference.
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Nylander finally reveals why he missed the first 3 games vs Boston

Published May 5, 2024 at 2:47 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs' William Nylander finally revealed why he missed the first three games against the Boston Bruins.

It was quite a complicated situation for the Leafs going into this year's playoffs. Despite playing in game 82, William Nylander couldn't take part in the first few games against the Bruins for reasons that remained undisclosed for the whole round.

After last night's clash, he explained why he had to miss the first games of the round, putting an end to the speculations about his health.

He revealed that he was dealing with ocular migraines, that troubled his vision:

"It wasn't just a matter of seeing clearly," he said. "I couldn't see *at all*. With ocular migraines, your vision just falls apart. You're trying to look at someone's face, and all you see is a quarter of it. The rest is filled with shiny, flashing lights and squiggles. It's awful."

Despite this major setback, when he came in, he had a big impact, scoring three goals in four games, including the tying goal in game 7 and the two goals to win game 6.

He also commented on the Leafs' core, saying he believes there are no issues within it:

"Look, I don't think there's an issue with the core. I think we were right there all series. We battled hard and took it to Game 7 and OT. It's just a crappy feeling."

Source: Hockey Patrol - Nylander finally breaks his silence on injury
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Nylander finally reveals why he missed the first 3 games vs Boston

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