Today was supposed to be the big day however it won't be happening.
Everything was lined up for captain John Tavares to return to the Maple Leafs' lineup tonight, he had taken full line rushes all week in a full contact jersey. Skating alongside Mitch Marner everything seemed good to go.
However it won't be happening tonight.
Head coach Mike Babcock announced this morning that Tavares isn't ready to return yet.
John Tavares NOT ready to return tonight, Babcock says
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 2, 2019