It went from bad, to worse when the Toronto Maple Leafs learnt that Tavares would be out.
In the third period of Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals, Morgan Rielly took a slap shot, which went off Tavares’ hand.
Not knowing much Wednesday night, everyone went about their business, until Thursday afternoon:
The @MapleLeafs announced today that centre John Tavares sustained a broken finger late in last night’s game in Washington.
He will be out of the lineup for a minimum of two weeks, at which point he will be reassessed by the team's medical staff.