New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow is not happy his team lost its best player to a season-ending injury in the Olympics.
John Tavares suffered tears to the MCL and meniscus in his left knee during Canada’s quarterfinal win Wednesday and will miss the rest of the NHL season.
Snow said it’s a “joke” that the IIHF and International Olympic Committee can use NHL players without reimbursing their teams when they get hurt. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has yet to commit the league’s players to the 2018 Winter Games, and Tavares’ injury provides a talking point for those who want professional players out of the Olympics.
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