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Frederik Andersen injured in Olympic qualifier

Maple Leafs, Team Europe goalie for World Cup returning to Toronto for further examination

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Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen sustained an upper-body injury while playing for Denmark against Slovenia in a qualifying game for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics at Minsk Arena in Minsk, Belarus, on Friday.

Andersen, 26, was injured with 4:21 remaining in the third period. After skating out of his crease to play the puck, he was hit by teammate Oliver Bjorkstrand. Andersen left the game, which Denmark lost 3-0. 

"Frederik Andersen sustained an upper-body injury," the Maple Leafs said in a statement. "We are going to fly him back to Toronto to be examined by team officials."

Andersen is on Team Europe's roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, which will be played at Air Canada Centre in Toronto from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1. Team Europe opens training camp for the tournament Monday at Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Quebec.

The other goaltenders on Team Europe's roster are Jaroslav Halak (Slovakia) and Thomas Greiss (Germany) of the New York Islanders.

Last season, Andersen went 22-9-4 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 43 regular-season games with the Anaheim Ducks. He was acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade on June 20.

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