John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics after injuring his leg in the quarter-final game against Latvia. Tavares’s knee got trapped between a Latvian defenceman and the boards and he fell to the ice in a heap. He skated off but left the game shortly after.
The 23-year-old, who was one of Canada’s best players in the preliminary round despite not registering a point, will be re-evaluated by New York Islanders doctors, according to head coach Mike Babcock.
“He seemed to be in a fine mood, obviously disappointed he’s injured,” Babcock said.
Under IIHF rules for the Olympics, Canada cannot replace Tavares on the roster. This leaves it with 24 players, including 13 healthy forwards.
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