|February 25, 2014: John Tavares won't need surgery, says he'd play in Olympics again|
John Tavares' season is done but the Islanders still got some good news on his injury front; he won't need surgery. The recovery period is in the 8-12 week range.
|February 19, 2014: Isles' Tavares Hurts Knee|
Newsday's Arthur Staple reports that the issue that will keep Tavares out of the rest of the Olympics is a knee injury.At this point, there is no timetable outlined for Tavares' potential return to the ice, but it's evidently a knee injury in play here after earlier reports noted an apparent leg injury that he sustained Wednesday against Latvia.
|February 19, 2014: Isles' Tavares Out for Remainder of Olympics|
Tavares, who suffered a leg injury in Wednesday's win over Latvia, will miss the rest of the Sochi Olympics, NHL.com reports.While Team Canada coach Mike Babcock acknowledged Tavares' injury, he noted that further updates regarding the forward's status would come through the Islanders. Until additional specifics are reported, we'll classify Tavares as day-to-day in advance of his team's Feb. 27 contest against the Maple Leafs.
|February 19, 2014: John Tavares out for remainder of Olympics after injuring leg|
Canadian forward John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics after injuring his leg in Canada's 2-1 win over Latvia on Wednesday.
|February 19, 2014: Isles' Tavares Exits With Apparent Injury|
Tavares left Wednesday's match against Latvia with an undisclosed injury, The Canadian Press reports.Tavares suffered the ailment when he was hit in the boards by Latvia's Arturs Kulda in the second period. He was able to skate to the bench but wasn't able to return to the game, skating just eight shifts on the night. The Canadian trainers will evaluate him over the next 24 hours before determining whether or not he'll be available for the semifinal tilt with the United States on Friday.