John Tavares injury update: Maple Leafs captain escaped the ice after kneeling in the head

John Tavares injury update: Maple Leafs captain escaped the ice after kneeling in the head

Maple Leafs captain John Tavares was whisked off the ice on a stretcher after sustaining a frightening injury in his team’s Stanley Cup playoff game against the Canadiens on Thursday.

Corey Perry of Montreal skated in Tavares just after Tavares was put on the ice by defenseman Ben Chiarot. Perry’s knee made contact with Tavares’ head. The contact appeared to be accidental.

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Tavares was immediately taken care of by Leafs coaching staff. It was as if he was unable to control his body movements.

Tavares was placed on a stretcher as his teammates gathered around him to support him and the Canadiens players looked on with concern. Perry approached him in a sporting gesture. Tavares gave a boost as he left the ice.

The Leafs said Tavares was taken to hospital.

Tavares, 30, was third for the North Division champion Leafs with 50 regular season points (19 goals, 31 assists).

Canadians and many others in the hockey world have expressed hope that Tavares will be okay.



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