Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Seguin to be Held Out
A tough break for Team Canada, as doctors have recommended that Tyler Seguin take the next 7-to-10 days off of skates, thanks to aan ankle injury suffered against the USA in one of their first two pre-tournament games. This has been deemed to be more than enough time away from the lineup and likely with a little push from the Dallas Stars, both sides want to keep one of the league's best players in good shape for the regular season start.
The word is that the injury is considered to be minor and there is likely no long-term effect on his presence at the Stars' training camp or to be ready for opening night, but it surely doesn't help Canada in this exhibition tournament.
Of course, this is a huge blow to Tony's team, which has already lost Swedish forward Rickard Rakell, but certainly Seguin is such a high profile loss. Tony drafted Seguin in the 2nd round of the draft, but like the Rakell injury, Tony will be offered his replacement as a gesture of fairness at the beginning of the tournament and on Monday evening, Team Canada announced that Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly would join the lineup.
O'Reilly may not have the offensive flair that Seguin has, but he certainly has the versatility, being more than capable to play both centre and the wing for the team.