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Canada's John Tavares Injured, Out For Rest Of Olympics

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Sochi, Russia - February 19 - SSOLY- In second period action, Canada's John Tavares went down hard and was taken off the ice and out of the game.At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Canadian Men's hockey team took on Latvia in the quarter finals at the Bolshoy arena.February 19, 2014 (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images) | Richard Lautens via Getty Images

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Canada forward John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics with a leg injury.

Tavares was injured in a big hit along the boards by Latvia's Arturs Kulda in the second period of Canada's 2-1 victory Wednesday night.

Tavares writhed on the ice in pain for several seconds before skating to the bench and going to Canada's dressing room.

Canada coach Mike Babcock didn't disclose the severity of Tavares' injury, but said will miss the team's final two games. The New York Islanders' team doctors will examine him back home.

Tavares is the NHL's third-leading scorer with 66 points in 59 games for the Islanders. He went scoreless in four games for Canada in Sochi.

Canada faces the United States in the semifinals on Friday.

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