December 7, 2018 3:45 pm
Updated: December 7, 2018 3:56 pm

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Nylander, Kapanen involved in west-end Toronto car crash

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A spokesperson for the Toronto Maple Leafs says William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen weren’t injured after a collision in Toronto’s west end Friday afternoon.

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The spokesperson said the collision happened near the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence, which is located on Kipling Avenue north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.

The facility serves as a practice rink for the Leafs.

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News of the crash comes less than a week after Nylander, 22, signed a six-year deal with the Leafs on Saturday.

The agreement carries an average annual value of US$10.2 million this season and $6.9 million from years two through six.

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Nylander, who was selected eighth overall by the Leafs in the 2014 draft, had to sign a contract by Saturday’s deadline in order to be eligible to play in the NHL this season.

Kapanen, 22, has been playing for the Leafs since 2015.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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