This of course is standard business and changes nothing as far as the options available to the Leafs and Nylander this Fall, of which there are three: back to MoDo in the SHL, down to the Marlies, or even Mississauga of the OHL, although the latter-most seems unlikely.
According to Article 9.1(d)(i) of the CBA, if Nylander plays less than 10 games for the Leafs this year — regardless of where (including the Marlies or the SHL) — his contract will slide because he’s in year 1 of his Standard Player Contract.
A dream come true! One step closer and a lot of hard work ahead.
— William Nylander (@snizzbone) August 18, 2014