Maple Leafs John Tavares out two weeks with concussion and knee injury; Kyle Dubas fumes at newspaper cover

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May 20, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) during the warm up before the game against the Montreal Canadiens before game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs have revealed that John Tavares will be out at least two weeks with a knee injury. The Leafs captain also suffered a concussion and their is no timetable for that injury. CT scans were conducted and revealed no structural damage to his head, neck, and spine.

John Tavares injury update

After the horrifying incident where Corey Perry’s knee made accidental contact with a falling down Tavares, this is incredibly good news. Toronto has rallied around their fallen captain and will try and even their series with the Canadiens tonight.

“He’s our captain, leader and he comes to the rink every day where he does so much behind the scenes that I don’t think he gets a lot of credit for. We’re going to have to have guys that step in and fill that void and make an impact, but you can’t really replace a guy like that.”

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May 20, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) is taken off of the ice on a stretcher after a collision with Montreal Canadiens forward Corey Perry (not pictured) during the first period of game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Dubas fuming over Toronto Sun cover

In the aftermath of the injury, the Toronto Sun splashed their back page with an image of Tavares bleeding on ice and the headline, “Captain Crunched.” This started plenty of outrage on social media and GM Kyle Dubas made a comment about it today.

“As an organization we felt yesterday that the Toronto Sun cover of their newspaper crossed the line and we found it disgusting,” Dubas said. “Just a complete lack of compassion for John and his family.”