CALGARY – Mark Visentin
will return between the pipes for Canada in their bronze medal match-up against Finland at the World Junior Championship.
Canada will be searching for its 14th consecutive medal at the tournament. The last time Canada was shut out of a medal was in 1998 in Helsinki and Hameenlinna, Finland. The team finished eighth.
Visentin came on in relief of Scott Wedgewood
, who was lifted after Russia’s fourth goal in a 6-5 semifinal loss to Russia. Alexander Khokhlachev
crashed into Wedgewood moments after Yevgeni Kuznetsov beat the Canadian goaltender to give Russia a 4-1 lead in the second period.
Team Canada will also be without defenseman Scott Harrington
and forward Boone Jenner
Harrington has what is believed to be a shoulder injury from the preliminary round while Jenner will sit out the game following his suspension for spearing Kuznetsov, also in the second period. Jenner received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the action.