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John Tavares suffers oblique injury during Team Canada practice

by Peter Gustavson | Maple Leafs Correspondent | Thu, May 9th 2:34pm EDT

John Tavares suffered an oblique injury on Thursday during a Team Canada practice preparing for the upcoming IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. He has been sent back to Toronto for further evaluation. (ESPN)

Fantasy Impact:

Though the extent of the injury is not currently known, Tavares should be okay for the start of next season. Nevertheless, the injury is an example of why NHL teams are wary of their players participating in international tournaments. Tavares enjoyed a tremendous first season in Toronto in 2018-2019, registering career-high totals in both goals (47) and points (88).

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