Per TSN's Kristen Shilton, when asked about putting Tavares on the top line with Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner for Sunday's Game 5, coach Sheldon Keefe said "I like the look of that line, I like what it brings. It does have an impact on the rest of the lineup, so that's something to consider."
Tavares scored a goal on a game-high eight shots Tuesday in a 3-0 win over Columbus in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Tavares racked up 26 goals and 60 points in 63 games before the NHL suspended its season in March.
Tavares notched two power-play assists in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Lightning.
Tavares scored two goals, including one on the power play, on two shots with a minus-1 rating and one hit in a 4-3 victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
Tavares (illness) will suit up for Tuesday's home tilt against Arizona.
Tavares (illness) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's home game versus Arizona, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Tavares was absent from practice Monday due to illness, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Tavares scored two power-play goals and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.
Tavares had a goal and an assist on three shots with two PIM in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers. He also went 14-for-19 (73.7 percent) in the faceoff circle.