Maple Leafs Announce John Tavares Will Miss A Minimum Of Two Weeks After Breaking Finger Late Against Capitals

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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Thursday afternoon that captain John Tavares will miss a minimum of two weeks with a broken finger, which he suffered late in the team’s 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. He will be re-evaluated after that two-week time frame.

According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, a point shot by defenseman Morgan Reilly went off of Tavares’ right hand before he scored with 2:33 left in the game.

Losing him is a big blow as that likely means third-line center Alexander Kerfoot will be forced to play in his spot.

Tavares has recorded three goals, seven points, and a -1 rating in eight games this season.

The Maple Leafs have not announced a recall from the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.

Tavares will unlikely be in the lineup when the Capitals visit the Maple Leafs on October 29.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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