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Canada loses Tavares to ‘leg injury’

The Canadians squeaked out a 2-1 win over Latvia in the Olympic Quarterfinals, setting up a Friday semifinal against the U.S., but they'll be playing without a key contributor going forward:

Here's what the hit looked like:

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Red Winger's avatar

Garth Snow and Charles Wang should be livid. And, Ed Snider certainly received more ammo for his future anti-Olympic participation rants.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 02/19/14 at 05:06 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Bob Nicholson, president and CEO was on Prime Time Sports about 1/2 hour ago, said Tavares has a serious knee injury but would not go into more details until the doctors do their thing.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/19/14 at 05:55 PM ET


The left leg whiplashes at the knee when 32 hits him in the upper left thigh/hip area. Can’t get a real good look at the right leg, but his right skate, bearing 100% of his weight, continues to point straight ahead as his torso is spun clockwise. So it could be either knee. I think its the left because he goes down rather than trying to get that left leg under him.

He certainly felt whatever happened right away and crumpled to the ice.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from La La Land on 02/19/14 at 06:15 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

I’ll bet a few hundred imaginary dollars on it being the left MCL.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 02/20/14 at 12:51 AM ET

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