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Islanders' Tavares day-to-day with lower-body injury

Friday, 12.27.2013 / 5:40 PM / News

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Islanders' Tavares day-to-day with lower-body injury
New York Islanders center John Tavares did not practice Friday, and the team said he is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

New York Islanders center John Tavares did not practice Friday, and the team said he is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Newsday reported the injury "is not considered to be a long-term problem," adding that Tavares "may be resting today to give it a go tomorrow."

The Islanders host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Tavares has 39 points (13 goals), tied for ninth in the NHL. He has played all 38 games for the Islanders this season and saw 19:33 of ice time in a 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday.

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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82