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Tavares (finger) will return to the Maple Leafs lineup on Tuesday.

Tavares missed seven games with a fractured finger but will play Tuesday vs. the Kings. Unsurprisingly, the Maple Leafs struggled without their captain, going 3-2-2 while averaging 3.00 goals per game versus 4-3-1 while averaging 3.88 goals per game with him in the lineup. He'll return with seven points (3G / 4A) in eight games and will play on a line with Mitch Marner and Trevor Moore.

Source: Kristen Shilton 11/5/19, 11:14 am EST

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Tavares (finger) will travel to Philadelphia; hopeful to play on Saturday.

Tavares has missed the last six games with a broken finger but was a full participant in the Maple Leafs' practice on Friday and he is "hopeful" to play on Saturday. Toronto went 2-2-2 without Tavares and he comes back with seven points (3G / 4A) in eight games, whenever he's healthy.

Source: Terry Koshan 11/1/19, 12:37 pm EST

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Tavares will miss at least two weeks with a broken finger.

Tavares sustained a broken finger late in the Maple Leafs’ loss to the Capitals on Wednesday. Tavares will be out for at least two weeks and will be re-evaluated by the medical staff at that point. This is obviously a massive blow for the Maple Leafs and a rarity for Tavares, who has only missed a combined nine games over the last five seasons.

Source: @LeafsPR 10/17/19, 2:20 pm EST

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The Maple Leafs have signed John Tavares to a seven-year, $77M ($11M AAV) deal.

Tavares walks away from the Islanders after nine seasons, in which he scored 272 goals with 349 assists (621 points) in 669 games. The 27-year-old signs with his childhood team, joining one of the best, young teams in the NHL. Tavares, Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri is as formidable of a trio down the middle as you will find across the league. Over the last four seasons, Tavares is sixth in the NHL in points (306), tied for sixth in goals (136) and 22nd in assists (170). His cap-hit is now tied with Drew Doughty for the second highest in the NHL.

Source: Dan Rosen 07/2/18, 8:53 pm EST

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Tavares (illness) will play on Thursday vs. the Canadiens.

Tavares missed the last three games with an illness but will be back in the lineup tonight in Montreal. The Islanders scored just five goals in the three games without Tavares, but they will get their captain back this evening. He has 11 points (5G / 6A) in 10 games this season and should be activated in all formats.

Source: Arthur Staple 11/5/15, 5:56 am EST

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Tavares (illness) is expected to be out for “a little bit.”

Tavares missed both games this weekend and Monday’s practice. Head coach Jack Capuano said after the session that Tavares is still very sick and that he doesn’t “expect him [back] for a little bit.” It seems highly unlikely that Tavares will be available for Tuesday’s game vs. New Jersey.

Source: Arthur Staple 11/2/15, 8:12 am EST

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Tavares does not need surgery to repair a torn MCL, the injury requires an 8-12 week rehab.

Tavares is done for the remainder of the regular season. With the Islanders sitting 12 points out of the final playoff spot in the East, it seems very unlikely they will make the playoffs without their captain. Look for Tavares at the start of training camp for the 2014-15 season.

Source: Arthur Staple 02/25/14, 6:11 am EST

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Tavares will miss the remainder of the NHL season after suffering damage to the MCL and meniscus in his left knee at the Sochi Olympics.

Tavares may need surgery, but a final decision won’t be made until Tavares returns to Long Island from Sochi. He is staying with Canada through its final two games of the Olympics to attend the medal ceremony. Tavares, the Islanders captain, leads the team with 66 points. In his four-plus seasons since joining the Islanders as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft, Tavares has missed only four games, including one this season with a minor hip injury.

Source: 02/20/14, 10:27 am EST

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