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John Tavares suffers torn MCL

Updated: February 20, 2014, 11:53 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

John Tavares suffered tears to the MCL and meniscus in his left knee during Canada's quarterfinal win Wednesday at the Sochi Olympics and will miss the remainder of the NHL season, the New York Islanders announced Thursday.

Tavares was hit hard into the boards by Latvia's Arturs Kulda during the second period of Canada's 2-1 victory and did not return to the game.

"That's tough," Canadian teammate Jeff Carter said. "He was a big part of our team and obviously, you don't want ...

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