Maple Leafs, John Tavares Release Statements After Captain Was Released From Hospital

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Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares released a statement via Twitter after taking a knee-to-head hit from Montreal Canadiens forward Corey Perry in the Maple Leafs’ 2-1 loss in Game 1 of the first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series on Thursday.

Photo: @91Tavares

The Maple Leafs announced earlier on Friday that Tavares is out of the hospital after being taken out on a stretcher in Thursday’s Game 1 but will be out indefinitely.

Photo: @LeafsPR

You can watch a replay of the incident below:

Game 2 is set for Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (7 PM ET, CNBC).

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2 Responses to Maple Leafs, John Tavares Release Statements After Captain Was Released From Hospital

  1. Anonymous says:

    “Knee to the head hit” Come on now. Maybe “accidental collision”

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