William Nylander did not show up at the Maple Leafs getaway in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

Nylander is not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and only the fully vaccinated can enter the Gravenhurst Centennial Recreation Center.

Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe offered a short, two-word answer when asked about Nylander’s whereabouts after 26 of his teammates skated for nearly two hours.

“In Toronto.”

Ondrej Kaše skated in Nylander’s place with John Tavares and Ilya Mikheyev.

The Leafs have been enjoying the fall colors in Muskoka, mainly while playing golf. Nylander is also missing team dinners and other bonding experiences.

“It is a good opportunity to come together, to join each other, a little change of scenery,” said Tavares. “It is an incredible part of the province. Good weather, excellent time of year. “

Nylander was delayed in vaccination for personal reasons. A source told the Star at the start of training camp that the reason for Nylander’s hesitation was allergies.

He took a personal day a week ago when he received his second dose and will be fully vaccinated by the time the puck drops on Wednesday’s season opener, when the Leafs host Montreal.


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