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Perron (hip) won’t play for Canada in Worlds, MacKinnon will

May 4, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

David Perron AP

Those looking for ways to connect Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon with fellow Nova Scotia-native Sidney Crosby got more fuel today. At the age of 18, MacKinnon has been added to Team Canada’s roster for the World Championship, just like Crosby was in 2006, per the Canadian Press.

MacKinnon had two goals and 10 points in seven playoff games, but it wasn’t enough to put the Avalanche past Minnesota in the first round. The Calder Trophy favorite will have a tough time living up to Crosby’s Worlds debut though, as the Penguins forward had eight goals and 16 points in nine games in the 2006 tournament.

Philadelphia Flyers forwards Brayden Schenn and Matt Read were also added to Canada’s roster.

Canada lost Edmonton’s David Perron though. The Oilers announced that the 25-year-old forward is dealing with a hip injury.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - May 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Unless I’m mistaken, this tourney is in Belarus, which is not a place I’d visit voluntarily. Ruled by the dictator Lukashenko since 1994, he has been “re-elected” in recent polls in which opposing candidates were beaten or jailed by police, but were declared free and fair by neighboring dictator Putin, who is now busy trying to seize parts of neighboring Ukraine.

  2. bucfanforlife - May 4, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    yeah this is a sports site, thanks for the world news update, my original comment no big loss for Canada perron, is easy to replace

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