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Canada's Schwartz has broken ankle

Canadian forward Jaden Schwartz will miss the rest of the World Juniors with a broken ankle. Team Canada coach Dave Cameron confirmed that diagnosis Thursday afternoon in his meeting with the media at HSBC Arena.

Schwartz was hurt during Canada's 7-2 win over the Czech Republic. He initially left the game in the first period, though he later returned and scored a power-play goal to give his team a 2-1 lead.

Canada, of course, will also be without Sabres draft pick Zack Kassian for Friday's showdown against Sweden. Kassian will be serving the second game of his two-game suspension for a hit to the head of Czech defenseman Petr Senkerik on Tuesday.

Cameron also said that defenseman Calvin de Haan and forward Cody Eakin, both of whom missed Wednesday's 10-1 win over Norway, will return to the lineup against the Swedes.

We'll have a separate blog post up with audio from Cameron, Schwartz and Sabres draft pick Marcus Foligno.

---Jay Skurski

http://twitter.com/jayskurski

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