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91 John Tavares C
Height/Weight: 6-0/199 | Birthdate: 9/20/1990 | Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Team: New York Islanders | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 67/12 | Average Draft Position: 9.04
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5/7/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Is Healthy Once Again

News: Taveres has completely recovered from his knee injury, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
Analysis: John Tavares was injured during the Olympics and missed the rest of the regular season but general manager Garth Snow stated Wednesday that if the Islanders were in the playoffs Tavares would be good to go. Tavares is one of the best goal scorers in the game and should once again be taken at the top of fantasy drafts next season.

4/15/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Cleared To Skate

News: John Tavares (knee) has been medically cleared to begin skating again Monday, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
Analysis: John Tavares tore his MCL and meniscus during the Olympics and missed the remainder of the NHL season. He did not have to undergo surgery but instead has been rehabbing the injury. The star forward should be at full strength will before next season begins.

2/25/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Islanders' Tavares Won't Need Knee Surgery

News: John Tavares -- who suffered a torn MCL and torn meniscus during the Sochi Olympics -- will not need surgery to repair his knee, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Though the injury was a season-ender for John Tavares, the fact that he will avoid surgery is a positive development. The report indicates that Tavares is looking at an eight-to-12-week rehab/recovery period, a timetable that should enable him to enter training camp in good health.

2/24/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Placed On IR

News: John Tavares (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve Monday.
Analysis: It's merely a formality after John Tavares was ruled out for the season after sustaining tearing his MCL and meniscus during the Olympics. A player of Tavares' caliber is simply irreplaceable for the Islanders, and the absence of their star could drastically diminish the production of linemates Thomas Vanek and Kyle Okposo.

2/20/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Out For Season With Torn MCL

News: John Tavares (knee) will miss the rest of the season after an MRI revealed a torn MCL and torn meniscus, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Consider John Tavares' injury Exhibit A for why organizations would prefer their players not take part in international tournaments. Tavares' season-ending injury is a crippling blow to fantasy owners and probably, a death knell to the Islanders' fleeting playoff hopes. It hasn't been determined yet whether the center will require surgery on the knee, but the expectation is that he will be at full health for training camp in September. In any case, it's an extremely disappointing setback for Tavares, who was enjoying the best season of his career with 66 points in 59 contests.

2/20/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Hurts Knee

News: Newsday's Arthur Staple reports that the issue that will keep John Tavares out of the rest of the Olympics is a knee injury.
Analysis: At this point, there is no timetable outlined for John Tavares' potential return to the ice, but it's evidently a knee injury in play here after earlier reports noted an apparent leg injury that he sustained Wednesday against Latvia.

2/20/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Out For Remainder Of Olympics

News: John Tavares, who suffered a leg injury in Wednesday's win over Latvia, will miss the rest of the Sochi Olympics, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: While Team Canada coach Mike Babcock acknowledged John Tavares' injury, he noted that further updates regarding the forward's status would come through the Islanders. Until additional specifics are reported, we'll classify Tavares as day-to-day in advance of his team's Feb. 27 contest against the Maple Leafs.

2/19/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Fear Tavares May Have Ligament Damage

News: Initial reports out of Russia are that John Tavares may have suffered damage to multiple knee ligaments, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: This kind of injury would be a killer for both the Islanders and fantasy owners as John Tavares is one of the best offensive players in the game. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but any sort of ligament tear at this point would likely end his season.

2/19/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Exits With Apparent Injury

News: John Tavares left Wednesday's match against Latvia with an undisclosed injury, The Canadian Press reports.
Analysis: John Tavares suffered the ailment when he was hit into the boards by Latvia's Arturs Kulda in the second period. He was able to skate to the bench but wasn't able to return to the game, playing just eight shifts on the night. The Canadian trainers will evaluate him over the next 24 hours before determining whether or not he'll be available for the semifinal tilt with the United States on Friday.

2/10/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares On Tap For Top-Six Duty In Sochi?

News: John Tavares practiced at left wing on the second line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry at the Canadian team's practice Monday morning, Mike Johnston of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Analysis: The lines are hardly ironclad, but given the depth of forward talent at Canada's disposal, John Tavares should be set up for success no matter where or whom he plays with. The 2013 Hart Trophy finalist is enjoying the best season of his five-year career with the Islanders, supplying 66 points in 59 games heading into the Olympics.

1/21/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI Isles' Tavares Stays Hot With Three Assists

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Stays Hot With Three Assists

News: John Tavares dished out three assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: In typical John Tavares fashion, all three helpers were of the primary variety, including the third one, which set up Thomas Vanek for the tiebreaking power-play goal late in the game. He's got points in four straight and 12 of his last 14 games, totaling a whopping 24 points (10 of them goals) in that span.

1/18/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI Isles' Tavares: 20 Points In Last 12 Games

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares: 20 Points In Last 12 Games

News: John Tavares scored his 22nd goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Flyers. He now has 20 points, including nine goals, in his last 12 games.
Analysis: His 59 points put him second in the NHL. He's also top-15 in the league in goals. You know what to do.

1/7/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI Tavares' Three Assists Power Isles To Win

John Tavares

Tavares' Three Assists Power Isles To Win

News: John Tavares dished out a hat trick of assists in Tuesday's win over Toronto, extending his point streak to seven games.
Analysis: The point streak is impressive as is, but Monday and Tuesday's back-to-back set is particularly amazing, as he ripped off three goals and five assists in those two games. Overall during this streak, John Tavares has a simply ridiculous 16 points in seven contests. That's served to propel him into a tie with the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane for the No. 2 spot on the NHL scoring list.

1/6/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI Islanders' Tavares Has Huge Game

John Tavares

Islanders' Tavares Has Huge Game

News: John Tavares scored a hat trick, including two power-play goals, and added two assists Monday against the Stars.
Analysis: This gives John Tavares 51 points on the season, and he's managed to get his plus/minus up to minus-1, which on this team is impressive. He also has a five game point streak, and has 12 points in those games.

1/4/2014

John Tavares, C, NYI Isles' Tavares On Pace For 90 Points

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares On Pace For 90 Points

News: John Tavares' 17th goal of the season stretched his current point streak to five games and nine points, including four goals.
Analysis: Might he hit 90 points this season? You betcha. He's a dominant fantasy performer.

12/31/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI Huge Game For Isles' Tavares

John Tavares

Huge Game For Isles' Tavares

News: John Tavares scored twice and added two assists in Tuesday's win over Boston, giving him four goals in his last three games.
Analysis: John Tavares continues to establish himself as one of the league's top players and he made a statement on Tuesday against one of the league's top teams in Boston. He sits with 44 points through 40 games and remains one of the league's elite players.

12/29/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Will Play Sunday

News: John Tavares (lower body) will play Sunday against the Wild, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
Analysis: After Sunday's morning skate, John Tavares said that he felt fine and deemed himself good to go against Minnesota. The 23-year-old revealed that he actually sustained the lower-body injury back on Dec. 17, as a result of a hit from the Lightning's Radko Gudas.

12/29/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Game Time Decision Sunday

News: John Tavares (lower body) will be a game time decision on Sunday versus Minnesota, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
Analysis: John Tavares missed the game Saturday but is currently on the ice with the rest of the team. The Isles are having trouble scoring even with JT in the lineup and with Josh Bailey and Michael Grabner both expected to miss this game, look for the Isles to do everything they can to get JT back in the starting lineup.

12/28/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Out Saturday

News: John Tavares (lower body) will not play Saturday night against the Devils.
Analysis: Head coach Jack Capuano made the announcement after Saturday's morning skate. John Tavares remains day-to-day for now, while Brock Nelson will begin Saturday's game centering the Isles' top line.

12/27/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Nursing Lower-Body Injury

News: John Tavares missed Friday's practice with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: The Islanders are calling John Tavares day-to-day but offered no further insight into his injury situation, including his status for Saturday's game against the Devils. Tavares' production has remained relatively consistent this season even as many of his teammates have taken a nosedive, so an absence of any length of time would make for an even bleaker outlook for the Islanders.

12/21/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI Isles' Tavares In A Bit Of A Slump

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares In A Bit Of A Slump

News: John Tavares was held without a goal Saturday night. He has just two goals in his last 12 games.
Analysis: He still has seven helpers in those 12 games, but nine points in 12 isn't exactly stud-like. And he's minus-5 in those games, too. He's still a top-10 scorer in the league and it's hard to keep a good man down. A surge is in his future.

11/27/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares Adds Goal, Assist In Loss

News: John Tavares recorded one goal and one assist Wednesday against the Jets.
Analysis: The two points he added Wednesday moved his season total to 29, as John Tavares has firmly established himself as one of the NHL's elite goal scorers.

11/23/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Tavares Nets 10th In Isles' Loss

News: John Tavares picked up his 10th goal of the season in Saturday's loss to the Flyers. His 27 points keep him firmly in the league's top scorers.
Analysis: His production should take an uptick once he and Thomas Vanek figure out each other's tendencies. But even at his current pace, J.T. will set new career marks in both goals and points. We don't need to tell you what to do.

11/16/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI Isles' Tavares: Five-Game Point Streak

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares: Five-Game Point Streak

News: John Tavares scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over Detroit. The points stretch his current streak to five games and eight points (two goals, six assists).
Analysis: He also sits tied for second in NHL scoring. Our only quibble? He's still getting torched in the face-off circle and that's something that he needs to improve. But not too many fantasy leagues count that category, so you can just sit smugly on his current offense. And rub it into your opponents, of course.

11/14/2013

John Tavares, C, NYI

John Tavares

Isles' Tavares In Lineup Thursday

News: John Tavares (hip) will be in the lineup Thursday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Analysis: John Tavares sat out of Wednesday's practice for maintenance, so it comes as no surprise that he'll be able to suit up Thursday night. Tavares is on track to make another run at the Hart Trophy this season, with eight goals and 14 assists in his first 19 games, including five points in his last three.