Kapanen scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 2-1 win over the Bruins in Game 5 of their first-round series. The two teams fired blanks for two periods, but Kapanen helped Auston Matthews open the scoring midway through the third before popping what proved to be the game-winner a little over two minutes later. The points were Kapanen's first of the postseason, but he'll look to carry that momentum forward into what could prove to be a deciding Game 6 back in Toronto on Sunday.
Kapanen scored a goal in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to Montreal. The goal snapped a 15-game drought. Kapanen finished his first full NHL season with 20 goals and 44 points in 78 games. He'll get a chance to build on his playoff resume in what he and the Leafs hope is a much longer run this year.
Kapanen (concussion) will be in Tuesday's lineup against the Predators. As expected, the 22-year-old will return from a four-game absence in Nashville. Kapanen will be looking for his 20th goal in his first full-time NHL season.
Kapanen (concussion) is expected to play Tuesday in Nashville, Dave McCarthy of NHL.com reports. Kapanen has missed the last four games with a concussion, but on Monday, head coach Mike Babcock went on record as saying the 22-year-old could've returned sooner, but the team elected to hold Kapanen out longer for precautionary reasons. As of now, it appears he'll return Tuesday, but expect the team to confirm Kapanen's playing status well before warmups.
Kapanen (concussion) skated on his own prior to Friday's practice, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs' official site reports. Kapanen will need to be cleared to practice with his teammates before returning to game action, so although he's clearly trending in the right direction, it's safe to assume he won't be available for Friday's matchup with Philadelphia or Saturday's game against the Senators. Another update on the 22-year-old winger's status should surface once he's ready to start taking contact.
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