John Tavares skates with Maple Leafs today

john tavares skates with maple leafs
John Tavares is out of the playoffs again (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)

John Tavares skated with the Maple Leafs today. It was his first time on skates since his horrifying injury. His team is looking to close out their opening round series against the Montreal Canadiens tonight.

John Tavares skates with Maple Leafs

It was a great sign to see Tavares on the ice, and it was a lift to his teammates’ spirits as well. “It’s huge obviously to have him back at the rink here today,” defenseman Morgan Rielly said. The Leafs captain has been keeping touch with his teammates throughout via text, but this obviously hits home.

“There is no real update other than he is obviously progressing here very well to the point that he’s gone through the different steps to now get onto the ice and that’s a step for him,” Keefe said. “He wasn’t on long here today but felt really good coming off, so that’s part of it. He’s got two different things the staff is monitoring with his knee and the concussion, so progress has been very good on both fronts there.”

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John Tavares suffers serious injury (TSN/CP)

Tavares out at least two weeks

The Toronto Maple Leafs revealed that John Tavares suffered a knee injury and a concussion. The knee will keep him out at least two weeks and the concussion is an unknown. CT scans were conducted and revealed no structural damage to his head, neck, and spine.