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John Tavares won't need surgery

Updated: February 25, 2014, 11:48 PM ET
Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- John Tavares' opinion on NHL players participating in the Olympic Games hasn't changed even though his New York Islanders' season ended on the other side of the world while he was wearing the colors of Canada.

"It's obviously a tough situation," the injured Islanders captain said Tuesday following his return from the Sochi Games. "I certainly love playing for my country, and if I got the call again, I would."

The 23-year-old Tavares tore the MCL and meniscus in ...

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