The "he's back" could mean anybody with the number of injuries that have occurred among draft eligible players in the Ontario Hockey League this season, but in this case, we'll refer to Nail Yakupov. While he was out with injuries, and a 2 game suspension, players crept closer and closer to him in every category.

While Ottawa's Cody Ceci still has the advantage in assists, Yakupov has a little breathing room in the goal scoring department ahead of Guelph's Scott Kosmachuk and Belleville's Brendan Gaunce, who were virtually tied with Yakupov a week ago.

Yakupov has also given himself some space between himself and Gaunce in the points department. As for Ceci, while he lost his plus/minus leadership to London's Olli Maatta, he continues to have a comfortable lead in goals, assists and points among defensemen. And with less than 2 dozen games remaining, it would require almost a miriacle for that to change. 

In goal, there will be no surpassing Malcolm Subban. His .923 save percentage and 2.45 goals against average are both top 4 in the entire OHL. It would take an absolute horrendous finish by Subban to drop out of the lead among draft eligible goaltenders.

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