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Injury forces Baertschi from Worlds

by Aaron Vickers / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- It wasn’t the international debut Sven Baertschi was hoping for.

According to the IIHF website, Baertschi sustained a fractured rib in his first career Men’s World Championship game, effectively ending the tournament for the 21-year-old.

He joined Switzerland in the days prior to the tournament after the Abbotsford Heat were eliminated from the American Hockey League playoffs by the defending Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins.

Baertschi, who recorded 13 goals and 29 points in 41 games with the Heat this season, is expected to miss several weeks.

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