The return of William Nylander is imminent.

After submitting nine consecutive negative COVID-19 tests over nine days in isolation, Nylander was given the green light to rejoin the Toronto Maple Leafsthis weekend for their trip to Vancouver.

Provided the winger responds well to practising Friday and Saturday, expect Nylander to return to the lineup Sunday versus the Canucks.

Nylander had piled up four points over two games in Calgary April 4 and 5, giving him 30 in 39 games on the season.

Upon returning to Toronto earlier this month, he had met up with someone who later tested positive for the virus and informed the Leafs.