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Report: Sore foot sidelines Drouin at Canada camp

Monday, 08.05.2013 / 11:14 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / World Junior Evaluation Camp blog

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Report: Sore foot sidelines Drouin at Canada camp

Jonathan Drouin, selected with the third pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2013 NHL Draft in June, sat out the second day of the Canadian National Junior Team's summer development camp on Monday in Brossard, Que.

Drouin, according to TSN.com, will be sidelined the next two days of the camp in Quebec with a sore foot. The camp is the first stage to selecting the team that will represent Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden, from Dec. 26 through Jan. 5.

Regardless of the injury, Drouin wasn't expected to make the trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., later in the week either for exhibition games against Finland, Sweden and the United States. The absence won't hurt his chances of making the final roster, as he and Halifax Mooseheads linemate Nathan MacKinnon, who was selected No. 1 by the Colorado Avalanche in June, were part of the Canadian team that finished fourth at the 2013 WJC in Ufa, Russia.

Drouin, the 2012-13 Canadian Hockey League Player of the Year, had 41 goals, 105 points and a plus-48 rating in 49 contests for the Mooseheads. He led all scorers in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs with 35 points (12 goals) and then connected for one goal and nine points in four Memorial Cup contests. MacKinnon won the Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player in the Memorial Cup after connecting for seven goals and 13 points in his team's four games.

At the 2013 WJC, Drouin chipped in with two goals and four points is six games for Canada.

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