Perry was trying to get out of the way after Ben Chiarot’s initial hit on Tavares knocked him to the ground, but his knee made direct contact with Tavares’ head. Thankfully, he was released from the hospital the following day.
Tavares was ruled out for at least two weeks with a knee injury sustained in the collision, but there was no timetable regarding his concussion. But Maple Leafs fans had reason to be optimistic about their captain after he was seen skating Thursday morning.
He even was in attendance at Scotiabank Arena in hopes of watching Toronto eliminate the Canadiens from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
This certainly all is encouraging as it looks like Tavares is recovering quite well.