Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sweden's William Nylander to Miss Game against Canada at World Juniors

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sweden's William Nylander to Miss Game against Canada at World Juniors

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William Nylander to miss Sweden-Canada game

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HELSINKI - William Nylander will not play for Sweden when it faces Canada on Thursday in the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship.

He hasn't played since Switzerland's Chris Egli levelled him with a bodycheck to the upper body in a game last Saturday. Nylander was supposed to address the media on Thursday morning but his news conference was cancelled after its scheduled start time.

Instead, Sweden's team doctor told reporters that the team hopes Nylander will play later in the tournament.

"He's feeling fine but, unfortunately, we made a late decision about him not attending this media session," said Dr. Per Adolf Bergsten. "We called this press conference to clear things up a bit but unfortunately we decided late that we would like to protect him a bit (from the attention. …

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