Aug 26, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT
San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thortnon was forced to cancel his trip to Calgary for Team Canada’s Olympic orientation camp due to his two-month-old son’s illness, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.
Thornton’s son, River, was hospitalized over the weekend and has since been discharged.
“Obviously, we’re all hoping that his son is OK and it sounds like he’s getting better which is good,” Sharks teammate and fellow camp invitee Logan Couture told ESPN. “We miss not having Joe here.
“I’ll be headed to San Jose once this camp ends and we’ll get to catch up with him.”
Thornton, 34, has represented Canada at each of the last two Olympics and was part of the gold medal-winning side at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
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