Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Islanders center John Tavares
will apparently miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury.
Tavares took a hard hit from Latvian defenseman Arturs Kulda in the second
period of Canada's 2-1 victory on Wednesday at the Sochi Games.
After Canadian head coach Mike Babcock confirmed that Tavares would be
sidelined the remainder of the tournament, Newsday reported on Thursday that
the Islanders captain suffered tears in both his MCL and meniscus.
Tavares may need surgery to repair the knee, but the Isles do expect him to be
ready for training camp in September according to the report.
Tavares is third in the NHL in scoring with 66 points in 59 games. He had not
scored in four games for Team Canada.
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