BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Injuries will force forwards Justin Bailey and Dawson Cook to skip the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Saturday here at First Niagara Center.
With the game so close, each team will skate with 11 forwards.
Bailey, a center with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, was scheduled to play for Team McClanahan. Rated as an A player to watch in NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players-to-watch list, is scoreless in three games this season, with four penalty minutes. Playing for the Pat Lafontaine-coached Long Island Royals last season, the 6-foot-3.25, 194-pound forward had 21 goals and 34 points in 22 games.
Cook, a left wing with the U.S. National Team Development Program Under-18 team, had been assigned to Team Housley. Rated a C player to watch, Cook has one goal in three preseason games. Last season, he had two goals and 10 assists in 54 games for the USNTDP U-17 team.