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Wild assign Dumba to Canadian junior team

Dec 11, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

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As expected, the Minnesota Wild have assigned defenseman Matt Dumba to Canada’s junior team so he can participate in the upcoming World Junior tournament, which runs Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Sweden.

Dumba, 19, was the Wild’s first-round pick (seventh overall) in 2012. He’s played 13 games this season, scoring once with one assist.

Canada’s selection camp begins Dec. 12, with the final 22-man roster finalized by Dec. 25.

It’s also possible that Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly will be loaned to Canada. The Maple Leafs have yet to make a decision on that.

  1. lordfletcher - Dec 11, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Obvious decision from the wild and good for Dumba’s development.

    Dumba isn’t NHL ready yet and has nothing left to learn in the CHL…. couldn’t hate the NHL CHL agreement anymore than I do as this is completely wasting a year on his development and others around the league.

  2. purpleguy - Dec 11, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Too bad we can’t loan Heatley to someone.

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