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THE LEAFS RELEASE OFFICIAL UPDATE ON JOHN TAVARES AFTER INJURY

Published May 21, 2021 at 11:02
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Since he left Thursday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens following a tragic crash, John Tavares has been on the minds of many hockey fans, whether they support the Toronto Maple Leafs or not. After being struck by Ben Chiarot of the Habs, Tavares fell to the ice and took Corey Perry's knee to the back. Perry made an attempt to move out of the way, but he was moving too quickly. Last night, Tavares was taken to the hospital, where he was said to be conscious. The Toronto Maple Leafs issued the following statement on Friday:

John Tavares has been on the mind of a lot of hockey fans, whether they cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs or not, since he left Thursday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens following a horrific accident. Tavares was hit by the Habs' Ben Chiarot and, after falling to the ice, took Corey Perry's knee to the head. Perry tried to get out of the way but was moving too fast. Tavares was brought to hospital last night where he was said to be conscious. Friday, the Toronto Maple Leafs released the following update:

"Toronto Maple Leafs Captain John Tavares has been discharged from the hospital this morning. He was thoroughly examined and assessed by the neurosurgical team at St. Michael's Hospital and the club's medical director. He was kept overnight for observation and is now resting at home under the care and supervision of team physicians. Tavares will be out indefinitely."

It's not likely we'll see Tavares back in the series between the Habs and Leafs, or even this year's playoffs, regardless of how far the Leafs make it. However, it's great to hear he's doing well and recovering at home.



For those that did not see what transpired during the game, you can watch the video below.

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