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Maatta not in Finland's lineup against Canada

Wednesday, 08.07.2013 / 12:56 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / World Junior Evaluation Camp blog

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Maatta not in Finland's lineup against Canada

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Finland will be without its top defenseman when it faces Canada on Wednesday here at Herb Brooks Arena.

Olli Maatta will sit out as Finland coach Karri Kivi gets a look at some of his other defensemen in high-level competition.

Finland also broke up its successful top line, shifting right wing Kasper Kapanen, a top 2014 NHL Draft prospect, to a line with center Topi Nattinen and left wing Henri Ikonen. Ville Leskinen will replace Kapanen on the right side of center Teuvo Teravainen and left wing Artturi Lehkonen.

For Canada, Eric Comrie will start in goal, with Zachary Fucale backing him up.

Here are the lineups each team will use Wednesday:

CANADA

Brendan Leipsic - Nicolas Petan - Emile Poirier

Hunter Shinkaruk - Frederik Gauthier - Anthony Mantha

Ryan Rupert - Felix Girard - Mark Jankowski

Kerby Rychel - Brendan Gaunce - Same Reinhart

Joshua Morrissey - Dillon Heatherington

Slater Koekkoek - Michael Matheson

Matthew Finn - Ryan Pulock

Eric Comrie

Zachary Fucale

Scratched: Damon Severson, Charles Hudon, Tom Wilson, Max Domi, Derrick Pouliot, Connor McDavid, Sean Monahan, Scott Laughton, Mathew Dumba, Darnell Nurse, Bo Horvat, Jake Paterson

FINLAND

Artturi Lehkonen - Teuvo Teravainen - Ville Leskinen

Henri Ikonen - Topi Nattinen - Kasper Kapanen

Aleksi Mustonen - Otto Rauhala - Henrik Haapala

Samu Markkula - Saku Salminen - Juuso Ikonen

Mikko Vainonen - Ville Pokka

Mikko Lehtonen - Juuso Vainio

Santeri Saari - Julius Honka

Niklas Tikkinen - Rasmus Kulmala

Juuse Saros

Joonas Korpisalo

Scratched: Olli Maatta, Joni Nikko

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