Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Could Play Season Opener

While speaking with the media, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said that John Tavares is not ruled out for the team's season opener against the Montreal Canadiens.

Tavares has been sidelined with an oblique injury and was given a three-week estimated recovery time. Yet, it appears that some progress has been made since, as there's now at least a chance that we could see him play in the season opener. 

The Maple Leafs would certainly love to start the season with their captain available. The 32-year-old was once again one of Toronto's bests in 2021-22, as he had 27 goals and 76 points in 79 games played. Having that production in the lineup for the start of the season would be big, so here's to hoping that he continues to recover without any setbacks from here.

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