Posted February 19, 2014

John Tavares to miss remainder of Olympics with knee injury

Islanders captain John Tavares suffered a knee injury in Canada's 2-1 semifinal win. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

John Tavares suffered a knee injury in Canada’s 2-1 quarterfinal win over Latvia. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Canada center and New York Islanders captain John Tavares will miss the remainder of the Sochi Games with a knee injury, head coach Mike Babcock confirmed Wednesday.

Tavares left the ice after taking a hard hit from Latvian defenseman Arturs Kulda in the second period of Canada’s 2-1 quarterfinal win and did not return to the bench for the third period.

The win advances Canada to a semifinal match against Team USA on Friday with the winner advancing to the gold medal final.

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