John Tavares was slashed on his left thumb during Thursday's opener, but he appears to be fine.
John Tavares will start the regular season on a line with P.A. Parenteau and Andrew Ladd.
Playing for Team Canada in the World Cup has put John Tavares in a good position going into the regular season.
The New York Islanders will get their captain back on Tuesday.
John Tavares scored two goals in a 5-2 win over USA on Saturday night.
The Islanders' off-season moves haven't sunk in for John Tavares.
John Tavares isn't interested in leaving the New York Islanders.
John Tavares can become an unrestricted free agent in two seasons, but he wants to stay with the New York Islanders.
The Tampa Bay Lightning did a good job of shutting down John Tavares in the second round.
John Tavares and the New York Islanders have been eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 on Sunday.
John Tavares had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win against Tampa Bay in Game 1 Wednesday night.
John Tavares scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 2-1 double OT win over the Florida Panthers in Game 6.
John Tavares scored a power-play goal for the New York Islanders Wednesday night during a 2-1 loss to the visiting Florida Panthers.
John Tavares registered two assists in the Islanders' 4-3 overtime win versus Florida in Game 3 on Sunday.