At interview with NHL.com, Toronto Maple Leafs Captain John tavares He says he hopes to be healthy and ready to play at the team’s training camp, which begins in mid-September. Tavares missed the rest of the season after being on ice stretcher during Game 1 of the team’s first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens.
Tavares has been exercising during the summer and has steadily improved after authorized to return to participation in the ice last month. The team captain had the following to say about his recent participation:
“For me, it was nice to get back out there and work on some things that I wanted to work on, come out of injury and be on the ice a lot, get a good feel for my game and build from there with a good group of guys. “.
It’s comforting to see a stable recovery path from Tavares, especially considering the apparent severity of the play in which he was injured. His leadership and performance will be perhaps more crucial than ever to Toronto’s success this season, after a restructured lineup leaves the team’s offense with some question marks. Add in the health issues surrounding Auston matthews, Who will miss the start of the camp? but he’s expected to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 13, and Tavares’ position on the team this season is of great importance to the team’s record.
Tavares is likely to enter the 2021-22 season working with some new linemates. While it is likely still flanked by William nylander on the right side, there is a long list of names that will fight for the place of the second line from the left, including Nick ritchie, Michael Bunting, Alexander Kerfoot other Ilya Mikheyev. They will rely heavily on Tavares and Nylander to provide a secondary score behind the duo of Matthews and Mitch Marner up front, and the Leafs hope they can catch lightning in a bottle with a new linemate.