According to a report by Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas, Centre John Tavares is expected to be ready for training camp in late September.
“Tavares is making some progress and we’re very excited to have him back on the ice as soon as the home opener against the Montreal Canadiens.” he said.
The Mississauga Ontario native had has season ended last year as a result of a concussion he suffered following a knee on knee hit to the head by Canadiens forward Corey Perry.
This incident happened in the opening game of the first round against Montreal and that wasn’t the only season that the first overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft had his season ended due to injury. Tavares also suffered a torn ACL in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games that had him out for the remainder of that season as well.
In 870 games played, the hometown boy has scored 364 goals, 455 assists and 819 points. (272 goals and 621 points with the New York Islanders and 92 goals and 198 points with the Maple Leafs)
|2021-07-10 03:10||CBS||Concussion||Probable for start of season|
|2021-05-22 19:10||USA||Concussion||out: Tavares is out of the lineup due to a concussion and a knee injury. He is projected to miss at least two weeks..|
|2020-02-12 02:40||ESPN||Undisclosed||Tavares (illness) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday’s home game versus Arizona, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.|
|2019-12-07 02:40||ESPN||Undisclosed||Tavares (personal) won’t practice Friday Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.|
|2019-10-18 03:10||ESPN||Finger||Tavares will be sidelined for a minimum of two weeks due to a broken finger.|
|2019-05-12 02:10||ESPN||Hip||Tavares suffered an oblique strain while training for the IIHF World Championship in Slovakia and will be sidelined for approximately four weeks, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.|
|2017-05-09 03:10||ESPN||Hand||Tavares had surgery on his hand in April, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.|
|2017-04-11 03:10||ESPN||Lower Body||Tavares (lower body) told reporters he was expected to miss 3-to-5 weeks, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.|
|2017-04-03 03:10||ESPN||Lower Body||Tavares (lower body) will miss New York’s last five games, Joe Yerdon of the Associated Press reports.|
|2015-11-07 03:10||ESPN||Head||Tavares (illness) will play in Thursday night’s road game against the Canadiens, per Isles head coach Jack Capuano, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.|