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Maple Leafs' Riley Nash: Will sit out Game 2 on Saturday

Nash will sit out Saturday's Game 2 against Montreal as a healthy scratch, reports Nash debuted for the Leafs on Thursday after being sidelined with a knee sprain since April 4. "I thought he was fine," coach Sheldon Keefe said Friday. "We had five penalties to kill so I was glad we had him on our bench. He did a good job for us, but with John coming out of the lineup, it changes the dynamic of our forward group."

Maple Leafs' Riley Nash: Returning Thursday

Nash (knee) will make his Leafs debut against Montreal on Thursday, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports. Additionally, the center has been activated off IR, per the NHL media site. Nash was brought in by Toronto at the trade deadline despite his knee injury and was unable to get onto...
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Maple Leafs' Riley Nash on Making his Team Debut in the Playoffs: 'Definitely Unique'

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Riley Nash details the experience of being traded while injured, debuting in the playoffs and being reunited with Nick Foligno in a matter of days. Not a subscriber? Sign up today to get the best features and analysis from the NHL and beyond. If you’re already a subscriber, click on the My Account button to sign into your account to renew your subscription, make a payment, redeem a gift, update your payment method and much more...

Maple Leafs’ Short Shots: Lack of Good Goalies & Status of Riley Nash

Here’s the fourth edition of NHLTradeTalk’s Maple Leafs’ short shots, where I’m going to try to give Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans a collection of little “shots” of news and commentary about news emerging from the team. As a writer who covers the Maple Leafs every day, these little “shots” get...

The Toronto Maple Leafs Should Not Play Riley Nash

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 13: Pierre Engvall #47 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on April 13, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Flames defeated the Maple Leafs 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) The Toronto Maple...

Maple Leafs' Riley Nash: Full practice participant Sunday

Nash (knee) centered the third line at practice Sunday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports. Nash remains on long-term injured reserve after having missed the last 18 games of the season, but it looks like he's ready to return for Game 1 against Montreal on Thursday. Interested fantasy managers should watch for his formal activation before rolling with him on their virtual squads.

Maple Leafs' Riley Nash: Not playing Friday

Nash (knee) is not in Friday's lineup against Winnipeg, per Nash has been back on the ice but isn't ready for game action just yet. He'll have about a week before Toronto begins a playoff series against Montreal on May 20. Nash finished the 2020-21 campaign with seven points in 37 games but has yet to make his first appearance as a Maple Leaf.

Maple Leafs' Riley Nash: Not ready to return Wednesday

Nash (knee) won't be available for Wednesday's game against the Senators, per coach Sheldon Keefe, David Alter of The Hockey News reports. Nash will have one more chance to get back on the ice before the playoffs in Friday's regular-season finale against the Jets. He would need to be removed from LTIR in order to do so.

Maple Leafs' Riley Nash: On ice for practice

Nash (knee) is on the ice in a non-contact jersey for Wednesday's practice, Mark Masters of reports. Wednesday marked the first time Nash has practiced with the Maple Leafs since being traded to Toronto on April 9, so he'll likely need some time to get into the swing of things before making his Leafs debut. At this point, it looks like that might not happen until postseason play gets underway.

Maple Leafs cap space post Riley Nash trade

Yesterday, the Leafs traded for Riley Nash, a Columbus forward who is currently injured, but expected to return to playing form in four to six weeks. His contract pays him $2.75 million this year, and he is an expiring UFA. That was the easy part. The hard part is trying...

Blue Jackets trade Riley Nash to Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Columbus Blue Jackets forward Riley Nash in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2022, the team announced Friday. The seventh-round selection will become a sixth if Nash appears in 25% of the Maple Leafs' playoff games in 2021. Nash is out four-to-six weeks...
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Maple Leafs acquire Riley Nash from Blue Jackets for draft pick

Riley Nash might not play again during the regular season, but he’s now in a situation where the playoffs could be a possibility. The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Nash from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection in 2022. Nash is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained knee, meaning he essentially is a playoff pickup for the Maple Leafs. If he plays in 25% of the Maple Leafs’ playoff games this season, the seventh-round selection will become a sixth-rounder.