KELOWNA, B.C. --
The injury bug certainly reaped havoc on the rosters for the 17th CHL/NHL Home Hardware Top Prospects Game, which is slated for Wednesday at Prospera Place.
In fact, seven players had to be replaced for the game (10 p.m. ET, NHLN-US) due to injury and an eighth -- London Knights defenseman Olli Maatta
-- is suffering from the flu. Maatta was recently ranked No. 6 among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting's midterm release in January.
There were six players among the top 42 rated North Americans unable to go, including No. 1 Nail Yakupov
(knee) of the Sarnia Sting, No. 16 Cody Ceci
(stiff back) of the Ottawa 67's, No. 17 Slater Koekkoek
(shoulder) of the Peterborough Petes, No. 21 Jarrod Maidens
(concussion) of the Owen Sound Attack, Matia Marcantuoni
(shoulder) of the Kitchener Rangers, and the No. 1-rated North American goalie, Malcolm Subban
(groin) of the Belleville Bulls.