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De Haan out for Canada?

Tuesday, 12.28.2010 / 11:41 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / 2011 World Junior Championship Blog

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De Haan out for Canada?
Canada already will be without forward Zack Kassian for their next game, and they also might be without defenseman Calvin de Haan.

De Haan was forced to leave the game early in the second period with what TSN is reporting is a leg injury after he was hit hard into the boards by the Czech Republic's Michal Hlinka. De Haan limped to the bench and headed directly to the dressing room.

De Haan, taken by the New York Islanders with the 12th pick of the 2009 Entry Draft, isn't the only Isles prospect hurting -- U.S. forward Brock Nelson was held out of tonight's game with an upper-body injury. Nelson was taken by the Isles with the 30th pick of the 2010 Draft.

And at last year's tournament another Islanders prospect, defenseman Travis Hamonic suffered a serious shoulder injury playing for Canada.

Canada definitely will be without Kassian, who received a match penalty for a hit in the second period. Mike Morreale has all the details here.
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