The William Nylander saga reportedly has come to an end.
The Toronto Maple Leafs center looks like he will be staying put after the two sides agreed on a contract minutes before the 5 p.m. ET deadline Saturday. Nylander has yet to play this season, staging a holdout after he and Toronto were unable to find common ground in the offseason.
Nylander certainly provides a boost to the Maple Leafs’ offense, who sit just one point behind the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning, and four points in front of the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division. He finished last season with 20 goals and 41 assists.
The Maple Leafs already were an offensive threat on the ice. But with Auston Matthews back in the lineup after a shoulder injury and Nylander’s new deal, opponents will have their hands full trying to contain them.