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McDavid, Canada set to face Sweden

Thursday, 08.08.2013 / 4:07 PM

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

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McDavid, Canada set to face Sweden

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Canada's Connor McDavid will make his national junior evaluation camp debut Thursday against Sweden. The 16-year-old will start at center on a line with Max Domi on the left wing and Charles Hudon on the right side.

A number of other players who sat out Wednesday will play Thursday, among them defensemen Darnell Nurse and Mathew Dumba.

Sweden will again be without forwards Sebastian Collberg (right knee) and Oskar Sundqvist (neck).

Marcus Hogberg, who stopped all 27 shots he saw Wednesday against the United States will be back in goal for Sweden.

Here are the lineups each team will use Thursday:

CANADA
Emile Poirier
- Frederik Gauthier - Mark Jankowski

Bo Horvat - Sean Monahan - Curtis Lazar

Max Domi - Connor McDavid - Charles Hudon

Ryan Rupert - Brendan Gaunce - Kerby Rychel

Anthony Mantha

Darnell Nurse - Mathew Dumba

Derrick Pouliot - Damon Severson

Slater Koekkoek - Ryan Pulock

Matthew Finn

Zachary Fucale

Jake Paterson

Scratched: Eric Comrie, Dillon Heatherington, Michael Matheson, Joshua Morrissey, Hunter Shinkaruk, Tom Wilson, Felix Girard, Nicolas Petan, Scott Laughton, Sam Reinhart, Brendan Leipsic

SWEDEN

Gustav Possler - Alexander Wennberg - Daniel Zaar

Jacob de la Rose - Erik Karlsson - Filip Sandberg

Andre Burakovsky - Lucas Wallmark - Malte Stromwall

Ludvig Nilsson - Arvid Lundberg - Tobias Tornkvist

Linus Arnesson - Christian Djoos

Carl Dahlstrom - Jesper Pettersson

Robert Hagg - Robin Norell

Anton Lindholm

Marcus Hogberg

Jonas Johansson

Scratched: Sebastian Collberg, David Gunnarsson, Oskar Sundqvist, Oscar Dansk

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