John Tavares set to return to Leafs lineup vs Kings

Maple Leafs captain John Tavares returns to Toronto's lineup Tuesday after missing seven games with a broken finger. (Getty)

John Tavares is set to return to the Maple Leafs lineup after missing the team’s last seven games with a broken finger, head coach Mike Babcock confirmed Tuesday.

Tavares sustained the injury back on Oct. 16 in Toronto’s 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.

The 29-year-old has seven points in eight games this season after tallying 47 goals and 41 helpers in his first campaign with the Leafs in 2018-19.

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