The odds are (thankfully) not good for Robertson to score when he returns to the Maple Leafs roster
Two days after Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters to stop asking when Nick Robertson would be back in the lineup, Keefe finally relented and put Robertson back in the lineup. for Wednesday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils.
Whether Robertson, who hasn’t played since Nov. 12, ends up staying for good this time around is anyone’s guess. But finding the back of the net against a team that has won 13 games in a row would certainly help his case.
This is what makes the chances that Robertson will score tonight (+530, per Fan Duel) so intriguing.
On the one hand, the 21-year-old will be highly motivated. But more than that, he should also have plenty of opportunities, with Robertson set to start the game alongside John Tavares and William Nylander, who have combined for 10 goals and 21 points at even strength this season.
Robertson, meanwhile, has two goals and five points in 10 games. It should be noted that both of these goals came on his season debut on October 20. But it’s also worth noting that he’s had seven shots in the last three games, so he’s had his chances.
Now it’s a question of whether he can bury them.