New Knight Tavares day-to-day

September 13, 2009, 3:07 AM

THE CANADIAN PRESS

LONDON, Ont. — London Knights forward John Tavares is listed as day-to-day after suffering a right shoulder injury in Wednesday’s Top Prospects Game.

The star junior was scratched from Thursday’s home game against the Kitchener Rangers but Knights assistant general manager Jim McKellar said he could be ready to play as soon as Friday against Guelph or Monday in Plymouth.

McKellar said X-rays showed no broken bones or shoulder separation.

The 18-year-old forward from Oakville, Ont., who was traded to the Knights by the Oshawa Generals last week, is a possible No. 1 pick in the NHL draft in June.

Tavares was injured on a punishing hit by Zack Kassian of the Peterborough Petes in the Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Oshawa. He left the game and didn’t return to the ice.

Tavares was recently named the most valuable player at the world junior hockey championships.

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