Tavares ruled out vs. Flyers, hopeful for Tuesday return

Ailish ForfarNHL Editor
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 15: Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares #91 looks on against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at the Scotiabank Arena on October 15, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 15: Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares #91 looks on against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at the Scotiabank Arena on October 15, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without captain John Tavares for their matchup Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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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.

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.

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