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John Tavares is an important Toronto Maple Leaf

Welcome to the TLN Year in Review series on the Leafs players. One by one we’ll go through the entire roster and assess what went right and what went wrong for each player last season and what we think the future holds for them. Today’s article features our captain, pajama boy, John Tavares.
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Maple Leafs' John Tavares: Memory about scary Game 1 hit still hazy

Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares opened up about the scary hit he received from Montreal Canadiens forward Corey Perry during Game 1 of their first-round playoff matchup. Tavares was hospitalized after going down on the ice during the game. He told reporters Wednesday he doesn’t remember much about the...
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Leafs' John Tavares Out for Game 7 vs. Canadiens Following Injury from Game 1

Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares will not be available for Game 7 Monday against the Montreal Canadiens, per Dave McCarthy of The center hasn't played since Game 1 of the series but took part in the team's optional morning skate Monday. "His recovery has been quite remarkable," coach...

Maple Leafs' John Tavares: Timeline set

Tavares (concussion) -- who was originally labeled out indefinitely -- is 11 days into an expected two-week absence, Mark Masters of reports. Based on Tavares' recovery timeline, he could be available for the next round should the Leafs get past Montreal in Monday's Game 7 matchup. As soon as the world-class center is cleared to play, he should immediately take his place as the second-line center and rejoin the No. 1 power-play unit. Prior to getting hurt, Tavares registered four points in his previous six contests.
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John Tavares In Attendance For Maple Leafs-Canadiens Game 5

Exactly one week ago fans watched John Tavares get stretchered off the ice after a scary collision with the knee of Corey Perry in Game 1 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Perry was trying to get out of the way after Ben Chiarot’s initial hit on Tavares...

Toronto Maple Leafs' John Tavares back on ice after scary injury

TORONTO -- Maple Leafs captain John Tavares was back on the ice for a skate on Thursday, one week after suffering a concussion and a knee injury in a scary collision. Tavares skated at Scotiabank Arena with fellow Leafs forward Nick Foligno (lower-body injury), who will miss his third straight game in Toronto's playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

NHL Star John Tavares Back On Ice Just 1 Week After Horrifying Head Injury

Incredible scene during Maple Leafs' workouts Thursday ... John Tavares was back on the ice just 1 week after severely injuring his head -- and he looked GOOD!!!. Tavares took a flying knee to the face last Thursday ... and the damage was so bad, the 30-year-old Toronto captain had to spend the night in the hospital.

Maple Leafs' John Tavares: Begins skating Thursday

Tavares (concussion) took the ice for about 20 minutes ahead of Thursday's game-day skate, Kristen Shilton of reports. While Tavares remains out indefinitely as a result of his concussion and knee injury, the fact that he has begun skating is certainly a step in the right direction. With Nick Foligno (lower body) also sidelined, the Leafs have been forced to utilize Alex Kerfoot in Tavares' second-line center role. If the 30-year-old Tavares can return during the postseason, he should be a lock to reclaim his top-six spot in addition to rejoining the power play. As such, the Ontario native figures to be a top-end fantasy target once cleared to return.
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John Tavares skates for first time since suffering frightening head injury

Just one week ago, John Tavares was stretchered off the ice after a terrifying head injury. At the time, most were worried more about his day-to-day health than whether he would be back for the Toronto Maple Leafs this postseason. The team announced that Tavares had suffered a concussion and a sprained MCL on the play, which would keep him out for at least two weeks. On Thursday, he was back on the ice skating before the Maple Leafs practice. Kristen Shilton of TSN reports that he stayed on the ice for about 20 minutes, sharing the pad with Nick Foligno who is dealing with his own injury.
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John Tavares thanks Maple Leafs fans for support after scary injury, matching their charitable donations

John Tavares thanked Toronto Maple Leafs fans for their support following his injury and announced he is matching donations up to $50,000 to a trio of charitable partners. Toronto Maple Leafs captain was stretchered off the ice last week after a scary collision with Montreal Canadians forward Corey Perry. On Wednesday, he published a thank you note to Leafs Nation for their overwhelming support during this time.