The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without captain John Tavares for their matchup Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
John Tavares NOT ready to return tonight, Babcock says— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 2, 2019
There was speculation that Tavares would play this weekend after skating with his linemates on Friday and travelling to Philadelphia with the team. He continues to heal from a broken finger sustained in mid-October and has missed six consecutive games where Toronto has gone 2-2-2.
Tavares consulted with medical staff this morning:— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 2, 2019
"Just felt it was probably best to take advantage of the next three days & see some more progress in terms of the healing & my strength"
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Defenceman Jake Muzzin was injured in Tuesday’s game against the Washington Capitals and will also be out of the lineup Saturday, due to personal reasons.
Jake Muzzin not playing tomorrow in Philadelphia due to personal reasons ... NOT injury— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 1, 2019
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