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BLOG: Draisaitl has assist as Germany beats Italy

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

Leon Draisaitl recorded an assist on Christian Ehrhoff's first-period goal in Germany's 4-1 win over Italy, Saturday at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

Draisaitl was named Germany's Player of the Game. He played 17:10 in his tournament debut.

Draisaitl joined Team Germany in his hometown of Cologne for the tournament, following the conclusion of the Oilers playoff run.

Germany's next game is Tuesday against Latvia.

Oilers prospect Patrick Russell is also participating in the tournament, and has one goal in five games for Denmark. He plays again Sunday versus Sweden. Jesse Puljujarvi has 11 shots on goal in five games for Finland and plays Switzerland Sunday.

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