Matthews missed Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets due to a wrist injury. Keefe said the ailment was similar to but not the same one that kept Matthews out earlier in the campaign. The star pivot leads the NHL with 32 goals.
Nylander missed Toronto's last five games while he was in COVID-19 protocol. The Swede has 30 points in 39 contests this season.
|Alex Galchenyuk||Auston Matthews||Mitch Marner|
|Nick Robertson||John Tavares||William Nylander|
|Ilya Mikheyev||Alexander Kerfoot||Zach Hyman|
|Joe Thornton||Jason Spezza||Wayne Simmonds|
The Leafs are looking to get back in the win column after dropping their last three games. Meanwhile, the Canucks are playing in their first game since March 24 due to their COVID outbreak.