Sports Canada's Jaden Schwartz to miss remainder of hockey worlds with injury

06:55  19 may  2018
06:55  19 may  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Canada adds Sharks' Vlasic to hockey worlds roster

  Canada adds Sharks' Vlasic to hockey worlds roster Canada is adding defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to its world hockey championship roster. The veteran blue-liner became available when the San Jose Sharks were eliminated by Vegas in the second round of the NHL playoffs. Vlasic will be trying for a third world championship medal in four appearances after helping Canada earn silver in 2009 and 2017. He also helped Canada to titles at the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Vlasic just finished his 12th NHL season with San Jose, scoring a career-high 11 goals and adding 21 assists in 81 games.

Korea's Alex Plante and Canada ' s Jaden Schwartz of Canada battle for the puck during a group stage game at the hockey world championships. Schwartz will miss the remainder of the tournament due to an upper-body injury .

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Hockey Canada announced Friday that Team Canada forward Jaden Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask./St. Louis, NHL) will miss the remainder of the 2018 IIHF World Championship with an upper-body injury .

a hockey game in the snow: Korea's Alex Plante and Canada's Jaden Schwartz of Canada battle for the puck during a group stage game at the hockey world championships. Schwartz will miss the remainder of the tournament due to an upper-body injury. © Martin Rose/Getty Images Korea's Alex Plante and Canada's Jaden Schwartz of Canada battle for the puck during a group stage game at the hockey world championships. Schwartz will miss the remainder of the tournament due to an upper-body injury.

Canada will be without the services of Jaden Schwartz when they take on Switzerland in the semifinals of the world hockey championship on Saturday.

The St. Louis Blues forward will miss the remainder of the tournament with an upper-body injury, Hockey Canada announced Friday.

Schwartz, 25, has posted four assists in eight games.

The injury will not affect his availability for the Blues' training camp in September. The native of Wilcox, Sask., had 59 points in 62 games for St. Louis this season.

Canada advanced to the semis of the tournament with a 5-4 overtime win over Russia on Thursday.

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