A tough past couple weeks for St. Louis Blues
prospect Jaden Schwartz
keep getting tougher.
Hockey Canada announced Thursday that Schwartz will miss the remainder of the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship and approximately six weeks total after suffering a fractured left ankle in Team Canada's victory over the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
Canada's final game of the preliminary round is Friday against Sweden.
The 18-year-old Schwartz, a first-round pick of the Blues in the 2010 Entry Draft, tallied 1 goal and 2 assists in two appearances for Team Canada at this year's tournament. Currently in his freshman season at Colorado College, the 5-10, 182-pound forward leads the nation in points per game (1.53) among rookies with 11 goals and 15 assists in 17 games.
His sister Mandi, a former center on the Yale women's ice hockey team, has spent the past two years battling acute myeloid leukemia, and learned just before Christmas that the cancer had returned following a stem-cell transplant in mid-October.