(From the National Post)
Canadian winger Jaden Schwartz has broken his ankle and will miss the rest of the world junior hockey championship, Hockey Canada has announced.
The 18-year-old from Wilcox, Sask., had been playing on the team’s top line with centre Brayden Schenn and fellow winger Louis Leblanc. Schwartz was injured in Canada’s 7-2 win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday night.
Canada was without four players in Wednesday night’s win over Norway, and Schwartz was the only one of those players who did not practise with the team on Thursday. Zack Kassian (suspension), Calvin de Haan (lower body) and Cody Eakin (undisclosed) were all on the ice as the team skated at Buffalo State College.
Canadian officials could not be reached immediately for comment. Head coach Dave Cameron is to meet with reporters Thursday afternoon.