The Leafs’ three-day break is nearing its end and their tilt against the Canadiens is nearly 24 hours away at the time of writing. Tuesday’s practice saw a few interesting tidbits of information become available regarding how the team’s lineups could look heading down the stretch.
First, one of the acquisitions from the deadline is nearly ready to begin practicing with his new teammates.
While he doesn’t have specifics, Sheldon Keefe said he expects Riley Nash to begin skating with the Leafs this week.
— Joshua Kloke (@joshuakloke) April 27, 2021
Riley Nash is currently on the sidelines due to a knee sprain he suffered back on April 4th. That proved to be his final game as a Blue Jacket since he was traded to the Leafs for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2022 draft, which would become a sixth if he plays in 25% of Toronto’s playoff games.
Speaking of playoffs, that is likely when Nash makes his Leafs debut due to it being three weeks into his projected six-week recovery period his clearance would likely be around the time the postseason begins. It’s also because his $2.75 million salaries would not fit onto the Leafs currently as they would be …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation