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John Tavares C Out Oct 10 concussion day-to-day
John Tavares is not expected to be in the lineup for the Islanders when they take on the Rangers on Monday afternoon. While an official diagnosis has not be made public, it seems reasonable to think that at minimum, Tavares would need to be symptom-free for 48 hours before being cleared to play, which would be impossible if he wanted to play on Monday. Its sounding like the Islanders are optimistic that Tavares wont miss a significant amount of time, but well know more when we receive an official statement on the situation.