Auston Matthews extension complicates William Nylander’s status with Maple Leafs

May 12, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN;  Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander (88) celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers in the third period in game five of the second round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Despite his expressed desire to stay with the Maple Leafs, the four-year, $53M contract extension signed by teammate Auston Matthews on Wednesday makes the prospect of a long-term extension for William Nylander exponentially more difficult.


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