Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - As expected, the New York Islanders placed
center John Taveras on injured reserve Monday due to a season-ending knee
injury he sustained during the Winter Olympics.
The team captain tore the medial collateral ligament and suffered meniscus
damage in his left knee while playing for Team Canada in last week's
quarterfinal matchup against Latvia in Sochi.
The Islanders have not disclosed whether or not Tavares will require surgery
to repair the injury, though they had already ruled him out for the remainder
of the season.
Tavares currently ranks third in the NHL with 66 points, having amassed 24
goals and 42 assists in 59 games.
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